Clifford to redshirt
#BostonCollege C Dennis Clifford will miss the rest of the season and will be apply for a medical redshirt, according to HC Steve Donahue.
— Tom Layman (@Tom_Layman) January 17, 2014
Dennis Clifford's short season is already over. He will not play again this year and apply for a medical redshirt. While this is disappointing for him and the team, I still think it is best. The season is already a mess and while I think his brief appearance showed he might have made a difference, there isn't much to play for.
Big men with feet and leg issues are always an concern in basketball. I don't know if more time off will ever help Clifford regain his old form and reach his potential. I also don't know if his prior issues are tied to his current ankle pain. But more time off might help. Clifford sitting also helps adjust the roster and scholarship distribution.
I hope the time off helps Clifford. We can't count on him ever being 100% but he could be a useful player to the next two BC Basketball teams.
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