UF's dedication huge for '13 commit Lane 

January, 23, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Adam Lane knew he was in trouble when he heard the snap.

The Winter Haven (Fla.) rising junior running back had just completed a spin move when he was hit in the hip by a tackler. Somehow, Lane's foot got trapped underneath the defender when they landed.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comA broken fibula could have been disastrous for running back Adam Lane, but UF's willingness to stick by him earned the Gators his commitment.
He knew his 2011 season was over even before it began -- the injury occurred on the Friday before the season opener -- when the doctors told him he had fractured his lower fibula. But what about the future? Was his status as one of the state’s top running backs in 2013 in jeopardy? Would schools still want a back with a metal plate and six small screws in his leg?
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