Fresno State cornerback Sean Alston will most likely be out for the upcoming season, according to The Fresno Bee.
Alston, who started every game for the Bulldogs last season, suffered a shoulder injury in the spring, which was recently re-evaluated at Stanford.
"He was re-evaluated up at Stanford — he's been up there twice now — and they weren't seeing enough progress," DeRuyter told The Bee. "The most likely scenario is that he's going to have surgery to correct the problem, and he'll probably lose the year if that's the case."
Going into his junior season, Alston has already used his redshirt year but according to DeRuyter, Fresno State will petition to get that year back.
"He's still going to be around,” DeRuyter to The Bee. “We were obviously disappointed when we heard the news. But the first thing he asked was: 'What else can I do? Can I break down film? Can I help teach the young guys?'"
Senior L.J. Jones will return this season to fill one corner position but the lack of experience is going to be the biggest challenge for the Bulldogs.
Alston plans to stick around, however, and help out any way he can.
“He's a great young man and he's going to be an asset somehow this season,” DeRuyter told The Bee. “And hopefully we can get him back sooner than later."