ORONO – After a suspension-shortened start to the season, Maine wide receiver and punt returner Micah Wright displayed explosiveness on the field, helping keep the Black Bears in the playoff hunt. But it was a rare special teams fumble that would ultimately cost the redshirt junior the remainder of his season.
Wright tore his ACL in the team’s game against Delaware Nov. 4, and will undergo surgery to repair his knee Wednesday. Head coach Joe Harasymiak confirmed the news Tuesday, and said the team is hopeful Wright will be ready to return in time for summer camp in either late July or early August.
“The way he came back, he scored every single game,” Harasymiak said Tuesday. “For a kid that didn’t do any of the workouts, didn’t get to be with his teammates a lot, and to be able to go out there and play at that level without that training, just shows how much of a talent he is.”
Wright played just five games for Maine, catching 13 balls for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine punt returns for 122 yards and one score.
The preseason all-conference selection missed Maine’s game against UMass at Fenway Park this past weekend, one Maine would lose 44-31. Harasymiak said the team had some time to embrace the opportunity to play in one of baseball’s cathedrals, and appreciated the experience despite the loss.
“It is pretty special,” he said. “Just to walk out there as a sports fan in general, kind of have to catch yourself before the game, and we’re actually standing in Fenway Park about to play football.”