Thursday, September 13, 2018

Blade: Hassan Belton, out for year

So, from The Blade, as feared, Hassan Belton will miss the season with a knee injury.  Wish him well on his rehab and hope he gets back to full health.  A good time to remember that these young men put their bodies at risk to play this sport.

He is able to take a medical redshirt and will have two years of eligibility.

Belton was brought in as a JUCO to try and shore up BG's LB corps, which was hit by graduation and unexpected attrition.  He was here in the Spring and looked like he might be a contributor.

On the two-deep, he was backed up by Eldrige Salguero, a JUCO who was added in June.  It would not surprise me to have Jerry Judd or Jerry Roberts, the other backup LBs, get reps or start at that position.  All three have played this year, but have not generated any stats.

This makes a tough job even tougher.  Since Fall camp, BG has lost Konowalski and Belton, both of who were expected to be seasoned players and contributors.  As Coach says, next man up.

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