Bryce Love learned the toughest lesson about the risk of football


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INDIANAPOLIS — Bryce Love swears he has no regrets.

If he did, you couldn’t blame him.

Love is the former Stanford star who would have undoubtedly been one of top picks in last year’s NFL draft after rushing for 2,118 yards as a junior.

He’s also the running back at the NFL scouting combine who can’t run the 40-yard dash this weekend if he wanted to, as he rehabs a surgically repaired right knee.

Talk about the risks of football. Love returned for his senior year, rather than enter the draft. It was a noble decision, fueled in part by plans to someday become a pediatrician, that most pro-ready players in his position probably would not have made. Then he tore his ACL in his final regular-season game.

“Injuries are a part of the game,” Love reflected Thursday. “The big thing is that ACLs aren’t what they used to be. You can point to the success of a lot of different backs in the NFL right now that had knee surgery and went through some things. Beyond that, I’m ready to go when I’m ready to…

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