It might as well have been a horror flick, the kind of graphic torture porn that makes grown men recoil and avert their eyes.
No one who saw it will forget it: Marcus Lattimore on a routine run around the left end, South Carolinas right guard pulling to lead the way. Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers wrapped him up and spun him to the ground, but something wasnt right. The lower half of Lattimores leg spun like a whirligig as if his knee were little more than a universal joint holding nothing in place.
Some people reportedly fainted when they saw it in slow motion. More than a few got nauseous. Not since Laurence Taylor broke Joe Theismanns leg, a hit that happened five years before current Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was born but one will ever forget, has a football injury caused so many to yell, "Oh my god, dont show it again!"
So it is good news that Lattimore is walking without crutches eight weeks later. And it is not a surprise that the South Carolina junio...