According to my sources, junior OL Patrick Hoog suffered a grade 2 ankle sprain in the scrimmage on Saturday. No timetable was given, but the typical recovery time for a grade 2 sprain is anywhere from 4-8 weeks and usually does not require surgery.
As one of our most athletic and most experienced players, especially in a position that was very thin even before any injuries, Hoog will be hard to replace on the depth chart.
Look for Harris and Phillips to remain in the tackle spots (since Hoog had been moved back to guard before the injury) and Inskeep will start at guard along with either of the two transfers, Brady Brown or Mike Sanchez (the lone senior on offense).
True freshman Payton Rion has received praise from the coaching staff recently, but I think the size and experience of the two transfers will win out, especially early in the season.
LB Drew Douglas (Fr-HS)
Douglas is out for the season with a shoulder injury and will be using his redshirt year to recover. With only two linebackers needed for the 4-2-5 and a decent amount of depth at the position, it’s not a huge loss for UTSA, and he likely would have been redshirted regardless.
RB Sean Atkins (Jr-TR)
Transfer running back Sean Atkins will also miss the Roadrunners’ inaugural season with a shoulder injury, with an expected return of February/March 2012. He wasn’t expected to be much of a factor in a backfield that has five scholarship players and a couple notable walk-ons, but he’s worth mentioning as he’s had one of the more interesting playing careers of anyone on the team. For the past two seasons he played collegiate football in Canada as a member of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men football team. He lead the X-Men in rushing last season with 289 yards on 77 carries, while playing in all eight of the team’s games.
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