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Jobe knee injury less severe than reported
Oct 24, 2012 12:00 am
Watertown QB has MCL bruise, may play Friday
By ANDY REED
Rumors of a season-ending injury to Watertown quarterback Ty Jobe are greatly exaggerated.
The 6-2 junior was injured on the first series of the Purple Tigers' 28-0 loss at Trousdale County last Friday and did not return.
A Watertown assistant coach told The Democrat after the game Jobe may have suffered an ACL tear and was not expecting him to return this season. The regular season ends this Friday with a home game against Jackson County at Robinson Stadium, followed by an expected playoff appearance.
But Jobe's father, Shavez, said an MRI revealed Ty has an MCL bruise.
"He's day-to-day," Watertown head coach Gavin Webster said following Monday's practice, during which Jobe did some running. "We'll see how this week goes.
"He'll practice every day if he's able."
Jobe, a wing on Watertown's basketball team, is being recruited by several college football teams, including Vanderbilt, Duke, Western Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee and North Carolina State, his father said. He sat with Friendship Christian quarterback A.J. Long, also on the recruiting radar, at the Florida-Vanderbilt game.
A trip to Duke was scheduled for early next month but has been replaced, at least temporarily, with a visit to Cincinnati, Shavez Jobe said.
Western Kentucky's recruiter is Walter Wells, who was Shavez Jobe's position coach at Cumberland in the 1990s.
According to MaxPreps.com, Jobe has completed 72 of 113 passes for 1,275 yards and nine touchdowns while running 59 times for 554 yards and 50 TDs.
Sports Editor Andy Reed can be reached at 444-3952, ext. 17; or by email at email@example.com