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Knee surgery sidelines star Burrell running back Bitar

July 21, 2018 GMT

A knee injury did what few football teams could last season: slowed Burrell’s Logan Bitar.

The Burrell rising senior running back, one of the WPIAL’s top returning rushers, had surgery earlier this week to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, leaving his status for the season up in the air.

Bitar said the typical recovery time after such an surgery is around three months. He suffered the injury while playing in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association basketball shootout earlier this month; Bitar also led the basketball Bucs in scoring last season.

Last season Bitar rushed for 1,231 yards and seven touchdowns as Burrell’s featured back, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 98 yards and recorded 39 tackles and an interception on defense, getting named a Valley News Dispatch All-Star.