Andrew Gonnella Injury: Senior Offensive Lineman Out For Season After Serious Leg Injury

Maryland offensive lineman Andrew Gonnella suffered a serious leg injury and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance after a 14-minute delay. He is out for the rest of the season.

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Andrew Gonnella Injury Update: Maryland Offensive Lineman Had Blood Clot Tuesday

Maryland football offensive lineman Andrew Gonnella is still recovering from a gruesome knee injury suffered in the Terps' loss to Georgia Tech last Saturday. While he was in good spirits earlier, news has now come out that Gonnella had to go back to the hospital on Tuesday night because he suffered a blood clot. That's according to coach Randy Edsall, who announced the news in a press briefing.

Via Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times:

Andrew Gonnella's recovery from a dislocated left knee encountered an early setback Tuesday night.

The Maryland left guard, who was injured in Saturday's 21-16 loss to Georgia Tech, was admitted to an area hospital after developing a blood clot.

Gonnella was on the ground for 14 minutes on Saturday and was eventually transported to an Atlanta hospital via ambulance. He will miss the rest of the 2011 college football season.

For more on the Terps, visit Testudo Times.

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Andrew Gonnella Injury: Terps' Offensive Lineman In Good Spirits Despite Dislocated Knee

Andrew Gonnella left the Terrapins last game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with a pretty nasty knee injury and will be out for the year. But that won't keep Gonnella from being around the team and helping out however he can. He has always been one of the biggest leaders on the team but now he has to find different ways to make an impact, according to Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times.

“It’s just kind of who I am,” said Gonnella, who wore a brace on his left knee and spoke with reporters as crutches draped the seat next to him. “I’m not going to waste time crying, you know? It’s broken. It’s not going to fix itself tomorrow.”

Gonnella started off as a walk-on, earned a scholarship, then became a Captain on the team his Senior year. He is one of the guys you root for to succeed, so to see his career end this way is pretty heart breaking. But it is good that he is keeping his spirits up and trying to have a positive impact on the team.

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Andrew Gonnella's Season-Ending Dislocated Knee Injury Will Require Surgery

We all love the gladiatorial nature of football, but injuries like the one sustained by Andrew Gonnella are a harsh reminder of just how physically gruesome the game can be. The senior offensive offensive linemen dislocated his knee during Maryland’s 21-16 loss against Georgia Tech this past Saturday and had to be carted off the field in an ambulance after a nearly 15-minute delay in the action. One of the Terrapins’ captains, Gonnella will undergo surgery at a later date.

You want to talk about toughness? Gonnella’s teammate Eric Franklin said that he had been told that bone broke through Gonnella’s skin. One can only imagine how much pain he was in. Yet, apparently Gonnella refused anesthesia at an Atlanta-area hospital until he found out whether his teammates had completed the comeback against the Yellow Jackets.

Sad news for Gonnella, whose college career is effectively over. The lone senior on the Terps’ offensive line will likely be replaced by sophomore Pete White. Whether it is White or someone else, they’ll be tested immediately when the undefeated Clemson Tigers come to town to face Maryland on Saturday afternoon.

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Andrew Gonnella Injury: Senior Lineman Will Miss Rest Of Season With 'Serious Knee Injury'

Anyone who saw how Andrew Gonnella was taken off the field on Saturday and the care that was being taken to make sure his leg was stable had to know that the prognosis wasn't going to be good, but now we have confirmation. According to Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times, Andrew Gonnella will miss the rest of the Season with a "serious knee injury" and will undergo surgery.

Gonnella, who was injured in the fourth quarter of a 21-16 loss to Georgia Tech, is expected to return to Maryland Monday. While Edsall would not offer any extensive description of the injury, safety Eric Franklin said after the game that he was told bone broke through Gonnella's skin.

Gonnella was the only senior on the Terps offensive line and one of their Captains. He will most likely be replaced by Pete White, a former four-star recruit who is in his Sophomore season. He will be asked to fill some pretty big shoes.

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Andrew Gonnella Injury Update: Maryland Offensive Lineman Transported To Atlanta Hospital With Leg Injury

Maryland football offensive lineman Andrew Gonnella is in an Atlanta hospital after suffering a very serious leg injury during the Terps' 21-16 loss to Georgia Tech. Gonnella, who laid on the ground for 14 minutes before he was put in a stretcher and ambulance, is currently being "evaluated," according to the university.

Terps coach Randy Edsall did not have much of an update in his post-game press conference following the loss, other than to say that Gonnella will be missed.

"If he can't come back, he's going to be sorely missed," Edsall said. "He's been a great leader for us, and just a guy who loves the game of football. ... Now we have to take a piece of him and go out there and play for him as well."

Safety Eric Franklin told Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times that he heard people saying the bone in Gonnella's leg was stuck out.

For more on the Terps, head on over to Testudo Times, and for a view from behind enemy lines, try SB Nation Atlanta and From the Rumble Seat.

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Andrew Gonnella Injury: Senior Offensive Lineman Leaves Georgia Tech Game With Leg Injury

The Terrapins are still in this game, inexplicably, but they need to get some offense going to make it happen. That just got a lot harder because the Terps have lost Andrew Gonnella, the lone senior on their offensive line, to an injury that required him to be carted off in an ambulance. The trainers are tending to Gonnella's leg, and the TV crew deemed the injury gruesome enough that they refrained from even showing a replay of it. This isn't just an injury for the rest of this game, Gonnella might be done for the year if the injury is as bad as it seems.

Maryland will have to try finishing off this comeback without their most experienced and probably best offensive lineman. We'll have much more on this injury as we learn more.

For more on the Terps, head on over to Testudo Times, and for a view from behind enemy lines, try SB Nation Atlanta and From the Rumble Seat.

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