Parris healing quickly


Getting carried off the field in the fourth quarter against USC, I quietly said goodbye to Robby Parris, almost assuming that the hit he took combined with the awkward position he landed in, meant he did something that would cost him the rest of the season.

Yet during Charlie Weis’ Tuesday press conference, he was cautiously optimistic about how Parris was doing.

“Remarkably well. He actually had an ankle, a knee and a hip that all
got x-rayed and all came up negative. Then we had an MRI on his knee
yesterday which came back as just bruised. So he went from out to
doubtful. As a matter of fact, he was in this trainer room this morning
jogging around trying to politic to get out there a little bit earlier.
There’s a chance he might be able to be used even as early as the game
this week. He won’t practice today or tomorrow, you know, because he’s
very sore. You know, I mean, it he was beaten up puppy. But it came out
remarkably well.”

Now word comes from director of football media relations Brian Hardin that Parris has a shot at playing this Saturday against Boston College.

“Robby Parris has been upgraded to questionable for this week and
actually practiced some today. He was originally slated as doubtful for
this Saturday and was scheduled to miss both Tuesday and Wednesday’s

Even if Parris isn’t 100 percent, he’s the type of guy that’ll be useful in this offense. In the fourth quarter, Parris wasn’t even exploding off the line of scrimmage, merely looking for a hole in the Trojan defense to settle into.

I’m just glad we’ll get to see Parris play again this season.