Travis Dye reports rapid recovery after season-ending broken ankle injury
Travis Dye reported very positive news on Tuesday as he continues to recover from a season-ending broken ankle injury.
Dye, who broke the fibula in his left ankle on Nov. 11, said his ankle is “feeling 100%” and there’s no ligament damage. “Just put a few screws in there and sent me on my way,” Dye said, per Ryan Kartje. His recovery timeline was initially 3-4 months, but Dye said he “healed really fast.”
Against Colorado in a 55-17 win, Dye fell to the turf late in the second quarter after a 4-yard gain on third-and-2. The senior running back had his left leg placed in an air cast and had to be carted off the field.
Dye, an Oregon transfer, was not only a productive player out of the backfield, but also provided valuable leadership for a group heavy on transfer portal additions.
Dye rushed for a team-high 886 rushing yards with 9 touchdowns and 1,086 all-purpose yards in 10 starts for the Trojans.
Here’s a scouting report on him from Lance Zierlein at NFL.com.
“Instinctive runner with modest size who finds ways to squeeze the most he can out of almost every run. Dye combines consistent pace with outstanding vision and change-of-direction talent to dart through run lanes. He resets his travel plans according to the flow of the defense. He’s efficient, which is a necessity since he lacks the speed and power of other backs. Dye is consistently productive and plays with the tools and toughness to be a RB2 with third down value.”