Fenton’s return uncertain
CU could be feeling the effects of this past Saturday’s heart-wrenching loss at Georgia for weeks to come because of the absence of senior center Mark Fenton.
Fenton left Saturday’s game against the Bulldogs in the second quarter after suffering an apparent leg contusion when a Georgia player fell on the back of his leg. X-rays taken later at Sanford Stadium revealed a cracked fibula in Fenton’s lower left leg.
Although the timetable for this type of injury is difficult to gauge, the good news for Fenton and the Buffs is that the fibula is not a weight-bearing bone, which should hasten his recovery. Fenton has indicated that he hopes to return for CU’s home game against Texas Tech on Oct. 14.
Senior center Bryce MacMartin, who came in against Georgia after Fenton left the field, will resume the starting responsibilities until Fenton is cleared to play. MacMartin transferred to CU after spending two years at the City College of San Francisco. He received a letter last year after getting minimal playing time.
Fenton, a native of Inglewood, Calif., was named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy–two awards given to the nation’s top lineman. He was a finalist for the Dave Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s best center, as a junior.