The diagnosis: Footman snapped his right tibia and fibula. Both were clean breaks. After some frantic phone calls to his parents, he was whisked away to the hospital that evening, and by lunch time the next day, he had two titanium screws surgically inserted into his tibia. They remained there for three solid months.
"It was so bad," Columbia football coach Bud Kyle said, "that the X-rays don't even do it justice."
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