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Shaffer has torn ligament in his right knee

Updated: September 4, 2002, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Air Force junior fullback Dan Shaffer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee, coach Fisher DeBerry said Wednesday.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed a torn lateral collateral ligament in Shaffer's knee. DeBerry also said sophomore halfback Anthony Butler is out indefinitely with a separated right shoulder.

Both players were injured in the Falcons' 52-3 victory over Northwestern last week.

Shaffer was scheduled to undergo surgery ...

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