Tuesday, 14 November 2017 18:25

UMaine's Micah Wright to undergo ACL surgery Wednesday

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ORONO - After a suspension-shortened start to the season, Maine wide receiver and punt returner Micah Wright displayed explosiveness on the field, helping keep the Black Bears in the playoff hunt. But it was a rare special teams fumble that would ultimately cost the redshirt junior the remainder of his season.

Wright tore his ACL in the team's game against Delaware Nov. 4, and will undergo surgery to repair his knee Wednesday. Head coach Joe Harasymiak confirmed the news Tuesday, and said the team is hopeful Wright will be ready to return in time for summer camp in either late July or early August.

 

"The way he came back, he scored every single game," Harasymiak said Tuesday. "For a kid that didn't do any of the workouts, didn't get to be with his teammates a lot, and to be able to go out there and play at that level without that training, just shows how much of a talent he is."

 

Wright played just five games for Maine, catching 13 balls for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine punt returns for 122 yards and one score.

 

The preseason all-conference selection missed Maine's game against UMass at Fenway Park this past weekend, one Maine would lose 44-31. Harasymiak said the team had some time to embrace the opportunity to play in one of baseball's cathedrals, and appreciated the experience despite the loss.

 

"It is pretty special," he said. "Just to walk out there as a sports fan in general, kind of have to catch yourself before the game, and we're actually standing in Fenway Park about to play football."

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.