Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc may be back playing cricket in October after injuring his left leg in a freak accident. He was with the rest of the squad in Sydney earlier this month, taking part in a catching drill when he collided with training equipment. The laceration was so bad that he could see a couple of bones and needed approximately 30 stitches.The knee is fine, which is the biggest positive, he told the Cricket Australia website. I didnt really think I did anything bad. It wasnt until the doc started talking about what could have happened and what might be an issue [that I started to worry] and I had to have an x-ray.When they were cleaning up the wound the nurse actually said Theres your patella tendon, theres no nicks in it. The fact that he could see my patella tendon was a bit of an issue.Irrespective of the injury, Starc had been rested from the ODI tour of South Africa. He was phenomenal in the searing heat and on helpless pitches in Sri Lanka - 24 wickets at 15.16 apiece and a strike-rate of 25.8 - and the team management had wanted to keep him fresh before the home season began in November with Test matches against South Africa and Pakistan.But two weeks ago, during a routine practice session at Hurstville Oval, things took a bad turn.We were doing a fielding test as part of our Australian camp before the boys left for the South African tour, Starc said. We were doing high catching out of a ball machine. It was quite a windy day so Ive gone after this ball to try and catch it and it was getting away from me and [I] slid to catch it.The next part of the drill - which was meant to happen later down the track - was throwing down stumps, [which were] set up behind us. I unfortunately slid into the metal plate at the base of the stumps. I caught the catch so Im happy about that, but in the process took some large chunks out of my leg. I looked down and there was a big hole in the pants, [I] saw a flap of skin and threw my hand on it to try and stop anything that was going on. I couldnt see much. Then the pain started to get a lot stronger and kept hitting me and I thought something might be a bit worse. The doctors came over and I couldnt watch from there.I didnt quite know the extent until I was in the back of the ambulance when the doctor was explaining how bad it was. You [could] see a couple of bones. I didnt want to look at it at all. They numbed it pretty quickly so I couldnt feel too much.Starc was treated at St Georges Hospital for four days but has since returned home and was scheduled to begin working at the gym on Wednesday. While he was happy to finally get back into some work, there was the odd inconvenience. Its a weird feeling being in a knee brace not being able to bend my leg knowing that my knee is okay, Starc said. Its just to keep the flaps of skin on there to heal properly.Come October 25, however, Starc hoped to shift his inconveniences onto the opposition batsmen for that is when his state side New South Wales play their first match of the Sheffield Shield season - under lights - against Queensland.I want to play that one, and being a pink ball game at the Gabba its going to be new for the NSW team and for me as well. Thats still my goal, to be right for that Shield game and obviously weve got to factor in some workloads when Im back bowling first and foremost.If thats out of the picture the next one is being right for the preparation for the first Test [against South Africa on November 3] and making sure I dont miss any games for Australia. Sean Kuraly Jersey . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. Phil Esposito Jersey . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. http://www.wholesalebruinsjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-tuukka-rask-jersey . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. Brandon Carlo Jersey . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Gerry Cheevers Jersey .ca. Hey Kerry, big fan of yours, just finished reading your book. I think that we all saw the Canucks/Flames line brawl just after puck drop. It was obvious that something was about to happen, even to the referees because the fourth lines were on to start. LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lamar Jackson doesnt mind being the center of attention on the football field. In fact, he seems to thrive when the spotlight is brightest.Off the field is a different story for the Louisville quarterback.He doesnt like talking about himself but as his impressive play continues to draw rave reviews he understands thats the price of fame.You just have to stay humble, Jackson said Monday on a conference call with local and national media. I just keep myself focused and try to prepare each week for our games.Jacksons early play and video-game like statistics have catapulted him into the Heisman Trophy conversation and the Cardinals to No. 3 in the Top 25. The stage gets even bigger this week with Saturdays Atlantic Coast Conference showdown between Louisville (4-0, 2-0 ACC) and fifth-ranked Clemson (4-0, 1-0).Hes done a nice job with it, coach Bobby Petrino said Monday of Jacksons handling of the spotlight. Weve tried to help him with that and get it to a place where he can handle more often what we ask him to do. ... Hes very mature with it. I think hes more comfortable talking and speaking, and well keep working with him on it.Hes already very comfortable on the field.Jackson has passed for 1,330 yards and 13 touchdowns -- including five against Marshall last Saturday -- and rushed for 526 yards and 12 TDs. Louisville is averaging nearly 64 points per contest thanks to these gaudy numbers that dont surprise those who know him best.Hes a freak athlete and he can fly, said Clemson starting linebacker Ben Boulware. They do a bunch of funky formations to mess with your eyes. They like to incorporate him in the run game a lot, so you have to have an extra hat at the ball now to defend him. I feel like the defenses have had a hard time adapting to that.He piled up statistics and TDs while leading Boynton Beach Community High School to the Florida state playoffs. Jackson even leapt over defenders in practice and a game until being penalized for it, to his and his coachs surprise.Heck, we didnt know about that rule, Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain quipped in a phone interview. The coach pointed out several changes in the 6-foot-3, 204-pound QBs game since hes been in college.Hes really improved as a passer, though he had a good, accurate arm in high school, Swain said. Recruiters saw the qualities he had at quarterback and interest really stepped up his senior year. I dont think anybody recruited with the idea that hed be anything but a quarterback.A major question was what type of quarterback Jackson would be under Petrino, whose preference has been pocket-type passers to execute his pro-style scheme.dddddddddddd As he grooms Jackson to have more of a pocket presence, the quarterback has forced his coach expand the playbook to include more read-option and spread formations.Jacksons five-TD effort that dismantled FSU 63-20 drew praise from Michael Vick, who tweeted that Louisvilles signal caller is better than he was back at Virginia Tech. He lights up with every mention of the high compliment from his idol.Michael Vick is my favorite player, Jackson said of a group that includes Cam Newton and former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, another south Florida standout.Jacksons idolization of those players might explain why he has set a high bar for himself this season.He acknowledged relying on his athleticism and instincts during a freshman season in which Petrino played Jackson, Kyle Bolin and Reggie Bonnafon behind center. Jackson ended up setting school records for rushing yards by a QB for a season and career with 960, just over half of what he achieved throwing the ball (1,840).Jacksons focus on passing better has resulted in TD throws such as the 71-yarder to James Quick in stride for Louisvilles first score in Saturdays 59-28 rout of Marshall . He passed for five TDs and ran for two scores but finished with a completion rate just over 50 percent, which to him is unacceptable.I want 80 percent, 95 percent, Jackson joked. Thats just me.Louisville receiver Jaylen Smith said Jacksons sometimes-harsh assessment of his mistakes have helped keep his sudden success from going to his head. And with conference and national-title implications possibly riding on Saturdays game, being his own worst critic isnt a bad thing.He knows what he wants out of the offense and we agree with what he wants, Smith said. He wants to score on every possession. ... You would think that (hes hard on himself) with the way he grades himself, but thats just fuel to his fire.His approach has quelled concerns about distractions entering Jacksons latest measuring-stick game in Death Valley. Staying focused isnt easy considering hes on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated and has been mentioned as a Heisman lock if he continues piling up TDs.But in Jacksons world theres always room for growth, no matter how effortless he seems to make it look.Knowing my mistakes and being able to go back to fix them, Jackson said, that helps me out a lot.---AP Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli in Clemson, South Carolina contributed to this report.---AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Wholesale Authentic Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys ' ' '