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Cory Grissom Injury: USF Defensive Tackle Suffers Broken Fibula

USF defensive tackle Cory Grissom suffered a broken fibula in spring practice. How long will the Bulls lineman be sidelined?

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 1:  Coach Skip Holtz of the South Florida Bulls directs play against the West Virginia Mountaineers December 1, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 1: Coach Skip Holtz of the South Florida Bulls directs play against the West Virginia Mountaineers December 1, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Spring football claimed another casualty this week. The victim this time was University of South Florida defensive tackle Cory Grissom. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Grissom suffered a fractured right fibula in a Monday morning practice.

Grissom will have surgery on Thursday. At the moment, the team does not know how long they will be without the senior defensive lineman, the only one on the team with much experience at his position. He could miss part of the 2012 season based on the nature of the injury and the typical timetable for recovery and rehabilitation.

Last season, Grissom had 38 total tackles, including six for a loss. He has started all 25 games under head coach Skip Holtz. Grissom had a medical red shirt in 2008, his freshman season, because of an ankle injury.

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