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Darren Carrington hopes to be cleared

After tweaking his knee during two-a-days, Oregon wide receiver commit Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon Christian) has been laying low. Expecting to be cleared by doctors today, the No. 52 wide receiver in the country looks forward to getting back on the field for a big game against Mission Bay (San Diego, Calif.).

"I just kind of tweaked it during practice," Carrington said. "The doctors said that it didn't seem like anything too serious, but they said I should sit out and let it heal itself so I don't aggravate it any further."

The four-star wide receiver is hoping for good news today when he returns to the doctor for a check up that will likely result in him being cleared to play this Friday night.

"We play Mission Bay and they're usually pretty tough. I want to be out there so bad on Friday, but I have to be cleared by the doctors before we even decide if I'll play," Carrington said. "We won our first game in a blowout without me on the field, so things are looking pretty good for us right now."

If he is not cleared, Carrington said he knows he has to stay patient in order to maintain his body for the remainder of the season and into his college career.

"I just hope I'm able to get out there and help my team take it to the next level," he said. "I have to be smart about it, though. I can't push myself because it could wind up ruining my senior season and possibly beyond."