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Southern Miss Loses Running Back Derrick Nix For The Season

Ever since Southern Miss running back Derrick Nix sprained an ankle in the Memphis game on September 30, 2000, his health has been affected.  So much so, Golden Eagles head coach Jeff Bower announced Thursday that the senior running back would miss the 2001 season.  He'll receive a medical redshirt season and should be able to return for the 2002 season.

After spraining his ankle against Memphis, Nix received medication to reduce the swelling.  That medication triggered kidney-related problems that caused him to miss most of the 2000 season.  During the month of June, he was treated for a blood club that also was a result of the medication.

Doctors have worked since last season to regulate the medication he used to treat the kidney-related problems.  In a checkup earlier this week, it was determined that he wouldn't be cleared to participate in full strength activities for several weeks.

In a effort to give Nix ample time to completely recover and because of the uncertainty of a possible return date, Nix, his family, Coach Bower, and the doctors determined that his sitting out the upcoming season is the best possible course of action.

Nix was a first-team All-Conference USA running back as a sophomore, when he rushed for 1,054 yards.  His three-year rushing total stands at 2,390 yards and 19 touchdowns.  He's the only Golden Eagle to rush for over 1,000 yards in his freshman and sophomore seasons.

At present, Dawayne Woods is listed at number two on the running back chart and will move up to number one.

By A.J. Giardina

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