Within hours of our post about Dante Blackmon, GoASU released a more detailed injury report with three players that stood out with injuries that needed “further evaluation”. Blackmon was on the list that included redshirt freshman defensive tackle Thomas Bronson and reserve offensive lineman Tucker Lee.
Bronson may be our biggest concern among all of the injuries. At a position where two redshirt freshman look to split time, an injury that could lead to prolonged time on the trainer’s table versus being on the practice field is worrisome. Dan Wylie was easily the best nose tackles that Appalachian has fielded in several years, possibly going back as far as Ryan Watson.
Tucker Lee may not be as well known to some, but he did his best impression of Arian Foster, running back of the Houston Texans, by using several social outlets to inform the masses of his hand injury. It appears Lee may have broken his finger, but also has his arm in a sling, so we cannot be completely sure what his injury is.
True Freshman Alex Gray and Tyson Fernandez will both be out another 4-6 weeks. Hopefully these guys are both potential redshirt targets barring any more injuries at their positions. The injuries that are listed “day-to-day” do not concern us at this point, as we still have three weeks before the first game at East Carolina.