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Knee injury doesn’t stop Spaulding from being team leader

It might sound a bit strange, but one of the most valuable members of the Cache football team hasn’t even taken a snap this season.

However, that’s sure not what he had planned.

Last May, Daniel Spaulding was a two-way starter, working hard in the spring to try to improve his chances of getting a college scholarship.

The Bulldogs were going through simple walk-through drills with no contact when he planted his foot and felt a sickening pop in his knee.

“I had hurt that knee before and had a brace, but since it was a simple drill with no pads or anything, I didn’t wear it that day,” he said. “I just planted my foot and made a cut and felt it pop. I knew just what was wrong when it happened.”

The next step was knee surgery in Oklahoma City and then the start of rehab, a slow, tedious process that is still going on for the senior lineman.

“I’m to the point where I’m able to do more and more and there’s a chance the doctor will release me so I can play later in the season,” Spaulding said. “I’m hoping for the last three games but all I can do is keep working hard to get better.”

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