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Wulff offers injury update, spring preview

TRAVIS LONG

STANDOUT COUGAR defensive end Travis Long's recent surgery to repair a shoulder tear went well and his recovery is right on track, Washington State head coach Paul Wulff told CF.C this week. Long, an honorable mention all-Pac-10 selection, won't be able to participate in spring workouts but he should be cleared to start lifting weights in March and is expected to be 100 percent early this summer.

Long, a sophomore, actually injured the shoulder during his freshman season, and has worked with trainers to heal through rehab but it became clear this season that surgery eventually was needed. "He played through it all season," Wulff said. The Spokane product led the Cougars in tackles- for-loss this past season, with 10.5, and posted 51 total tackles. Long's is the only off-season surgery...

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