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Colorado Defensive End May Return For Michigan Game

September 2, 1996

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Defensive end Terrell Cade, who strained his left knee in No. 5 Colorado’s season-opener, may return in time for the Buffs’ game against No. 12 Michigan in two weeks, coach Rick Neuheisel said Monday.

``Terrell has a significant injury, but (the knee) isn’t torn,″ Neuheisel said. ``Surgery might not necessarily be required. ... Plus there is no damage to the knee cap. It looks like there is no significant damage to the joint in there.″

Cade, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound sophomore, left midway through Colorado’s 31-19 victory over Washington State on Saturday. An MRI showed no lateral tears in his left knee, but Colorado officials said Cade probably would be sidelined until at least Sept. 28.

Colorado plays at Colorado State on Saturday and is off the weekend after the Sept. 14 Michigan game.

``He may, from the improvement he’s shown since Saturday, be back as early as Michigan,″ Neuheisel said.

Sophomore Nick Ziegler, who replaced Cade and finished the Washington State game, will start against Colorado State.

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