Pitt Football: Could Dan Mason Be Back For The Opener?

Dan Mason is hoping to get back on the field for the opener (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

So, we haven't had a Dan Mason injury update in a while. Fortunately, ESPN.com writer Andrea Adelson got one from Todd Graham at the Big East Spring meetings.

By the way - it still doesn't sound good.

Back in March, Todd Graham said it was a month-to-month thing. While that gave some hope for Mason to get back on the field fairly soon, I still had doubts.

And while Mason and Graham are hoping he can start the season on the field, not everyone is so sure:

"If any kid can do it, he can do it," Graham said. "He tells me every day he's going to get there. He's progressing, but if we had a game today, he wouldn't be able to play."

When asked whether he had hope Mason would be ready in time for the season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 3, Graham said, "I think he will be, and he thinks he will be, but the medical people are not so sure. He has got a lot of work to do to strengthen the leg. I believe he can do it."

Maybe it's just me, but I'm still not sure he'll be back by then. I don't know what it is, but the lack of any kind of positive news in a while probably has a lot to do with it.

It goes without saying that you feel for the kid and hope he's back in September. But I just don't know.

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