Lewis Talks About Injury

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Phoebus (Hampton, VA) tailback Elan Lewis walked gingerly off the field in this past Saturday’s Army All-American Bowl game. He left with an apparent knee injury, but now it looks like he re-aggravated a previous injury that occurred in the state high school playoffs this past season.

“I tore my MCL during the playoffs,” Lewis said. “That’s what the injury is. I don’t need surgery. I don’t know how long the rehab will be. I’m going to the doctor this week to find out more.”

Because of the injury, Lewis couldn’t play as well as he wanted throughout the week. In fact, he aggravated the injury during the week in addition to on gameday. Still, the 5-8, 220-pound Lewis enjoyed his week in San Antonio.

“It was great being out there,” Lewis said. The awards banquet was the highlight for him. “It was great being around the top 80 players in the country and seeing another part of the world. I think I would have done better had I not been injured coming into it.”

Lewis said he got to be good friends with N.C. State commit Toney Baker. The two were roommates, and Lewis said they will “probably keep in touch.”

This past season, Lewis capped off his marvelous high school career with 2,323 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns. His career rushing total of 7,156 yards is number 4 on the Virginia High School League’s all-time rushing list.

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