BC football took yet another blow to their ACC championship hopes today.
The team’s starting wide receiver, Colin Larmond Jr. is going to require surgery after suffering a season-ending knee injury over the weekend, the school confirmed on Monday.
The injury apparently took place during an inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. The early word is that there is some serious ligament damage, but there has been no indication whether it is an ACL, MCL or PCL tear.
The injury is going to be a big loss for an inexperienced Eagles receiving corps, as Larmond was the most polished of the young bunch. He and quarterback Dave Shinskie had developed some great chemistry over the course of the 2009 season and it looked as if Larmond was going to be the go-to-guy this year.
The loss looks pretty bad on paper for the Eagles, but with a very young group at receiver this could give some of the other guys a real chance to stand out and make a huge impact this season.
Billy Flutie is the most experienced wide out for the Eagles, as the senior could be in line for a solid season as a slot receiver. Other options are sophomore Clyde Lee, senior Ifeanyi Momah and incoming freshman phenom Shakim Phillips.
Although the outlook is very bleak in light of this latest hiccup for the Eagles, there shouldn’t be too much concern for the BC faithful. Starting the season against Weber State and Kent State should help the offensive unit find some sense of identity and flow as they work out the kinks and get ready for the true test in Week 4 facing #10 Virginia Tech.
The loss is definitely a blow to the Eagles title chances in the ACC but with a solid defense and a terrific tailback, BC could still find themselves eating oranges in Miami come January.