January 6, 2000 - by
Tommy Polley To Undergo Knee Surgery

Jan. 6, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Linebacker Tommy Polley, who led national champion
Florida State in tackles this season, will undergo reconstructive knee
surgery to repair damage to his left knee, FSU coaches learned Thursday.

Polley, who injured the knee early in the second half of the national
championship game with Virginia Tech Tuesday night, suffered a torn
anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and partial tear of the medial collatarel
ligament (MCL).

FSU team physician Dr. Tom Haney will perform the reconstructive surgery
which will be scheduled within the next four weeks. The rehabilitation
period for an injury of this type is 6-7 months and FSU trainer Randy
Oravetz said “their is a chance he could be available for the season opener
against BYU.”

Reserve safety Pete Henderson also suffered a torn ACL in the game and
will have surgery within the month.

Roland Seymour, who left the Sugar Bowl game with a knee injury as well,
will undergo an MRI on Friday to determine the injury.

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