2013 RB Lane breaks ankle


Why is it bad luck seems to happen on the last play of practice?

That was the case Friday in Winter Haven, Fla., for the Blue Devils’ star running back Adam Lane, a 5-foot-7, 207-pound prospect for the Class of 2013. Lane said he broke loose on a run into the secondary, made a spin move and was hit on his hip and landed awkwardly when he heard something snap.

His team gathered around as he was carted off the field. At the hospital he was told he had a broken fibula and a chip in his ankle, but the break in the fibula is so close to the ankle that it’s considered a broken ankle. He was told the chip will heal quickly and that he was lucky to break the fibula instead of the larger tibia. He will find out his expected recovery time on Monday.

Lane said he was feeling down after it happened on Friday, but got a lift after calling Florida running backs coach Brian White.

“He said to make sure you do the rehab good and the Gators will always be there for you,” Lane said.

Lane also reached out to South Florida tight ends coach Larry Scott on Friday, which may give recruitniks a sense of Lane’s two closest relationships. He has said there is also mutual interest in Georgia and South Carolina, who have given him verbal scholarship offers.

Lane ran for 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns on just 80 carries as a sophomore and followed that up with 305 yards and five TDs in Winter Haven’s spring game. His older brother is Rutgers junior D.C. Jefferson, a 6-6, 258-pound quarterback-turned-tight end.