People misuse whom all the time, but this is one of the worst I've seen. "Who is returning" is correct.
I also don't like the fact that the writer split up Lance Louis and "who is returning from a torn ACL." Let's do it again.
If Jerry can keep his weight under control, he should have no problem winning the right guard position over former who is returning from a torn ACL.
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