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Virgil van Dijk injury: Liverpool star to undergo surgery after tearing ligaments on Pickford challenge – CBSSports.com

The Reds were dealt a massive blow to their Premier League and Champions League hopes on Saturday

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Liverpool star defender Virgil van Dijk will undergo surgery to fix damaged knee ligaments, the club announced Sunday. The Dutch international reportedly tore his ACL after a nasty, controversial challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on Saturday. The star was ruled offside as he attempted to get a touch on a dangerous ball in the box when Pickford came out and crashed into his legs. 
Van Dijk was able to walk off the pitch but his ACL is torn, according to beIN Sports.
Van Dijk will …

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Nick Saban updates Jaylen Waddle’s status after successful surgery – AL.com

It will be at least six weeks before Waddle can begin heavy rehab.

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Nick Saban confirmed Monday that wide receiver Jaylen Waddle underwent surgery Saturday night in Birmingham after fracturing his ankle earlier that day on the opening kickoff of a game at Tennessee.
Saban called the surgery very, very successful” and said Waddles long-term prognosis is very good.
Added Saban: Hes been in the hospital since. Hes been pretty groggy. He was going to come and see me today, but he just got back and Im probably gonna talk to him later today or tomorrow.”
Although Saban…

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Exclusive: ESPN abandons plan for college basketball bubble events in Orlando – The Athletic

Some two dozen men’s teams, which were slated to play in up to 10 events, will now scramble to fill out their schedules.

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ESPN’s plans to set up an NBA-like bubble for its college basketball events in Orlando have been scuttled due to ongoing differences between the network and the participating schools regarding the health and safety protocols required for participation, The Athletic has learned. The decision impacts 10 events owned by ESPN and more than two dozen schools who were supposed to play in them, and it has thrown what was already a chaotic environment with regard to scheduling into further disarray just…

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UW’s Paul Chryst, speaking on radio show, declines to comment on status of quarterback Graham Mertz – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

UW officials are waiting for the results of a PCR test to learn if quarterback Graham Mertz will be sidelined this week because of the coronavirus.

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In a press conference Badgers coach Paul Chryst says he is expecting to play against Nebraska even with Covid restrictions. He also weighs in on the Big 10’s Covid rules.
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MADISON – Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst won’t publicly discuss the status of quarterback Graham Mertz, who according to sources tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.
However, Chryst said during a Zoom session on Monday he is confident UW’s game Saturday at Nebraska will be played.
“I feel confident…

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