Four-star linebacker Navorro Bowman out of Suitland, Md. missed last week's game due to a shoulder injury. How long is the 6-foot-0, 218-pounder with 4.7-second speed going to be out and how is his team responding?
"He hurt his shoulder in the second game of the season and missed last week's game because of it," said Suitland coach Nick Lynch. "He's got an MRI yesterday and went to the doctor today to check out the damage. I think it's starting to loosen up, but he probably won't play this week and if the prognosis is good he'll be back in next weekend."
Before the injury, Bowman was playing even better.
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"He was playing big, making tackles and getting to the football," he said. "He's the quarterback of the defense and losing him meant we also lost our punter and kicker."
How has the team responded to the change?
"We ended up losing the second game after he left, but our kids found a way to respond and won last Friday 55-0," he said. "I'm proud of them and Navorro's support on the sideline has been a great help. He's routing on the rest of the guys and helping the younger players with reads and being supportive."
The Rivals250 star already has taken an official to Penn State and has a second scheduled to Virginia Tech on November 4th. Lynch told Rivals.com about two other schools he plans on visiting.
"I know he'll be going to Ohio State on October 15th and Tennessee the first weekend in December," he said. "He chose those two because he likes coach Fickell at Ohio State and Slade at Tennessee. I also know his grandmother lives in Tennessee so I think that swayed him to be interested there too. I still believe he is favoring Penn State and Virginia Tech though. They both have been his leaders since the spring."
Lynch mentioned a handful of other schools the No. 13 inside linebacker in the country is still considering for his last official.