IRVING, Texas -- It's been a rough six months for linebacker Brian Nance (Euless, Texas/Trinity).
It started during spring football drills. One of his teammates fell backward onto Nance's leg, injuring his knee. While rehabbing, he tore his ACL.
For someone who had never suffered a major injury, it was a big shock for Nance not to be training, not to be on the field. It took all of his strength not to overdo it and come back too quickly. His coaches and teammates kept telling Nance to take it easy, that if he rehabbed properly he would be ready for district play.