I didn't have the chance to do the update I had been hoping for, but a significant amount of news has broke regarding the Cyclones that I needed to post something.
- Rashawn Parker is out for the season. The Cyclones are going to apply for a medical redshirt for Rashawn. It's pretty sickening, when a 3 year starter has a season ending injury in his Senior Year. I hope he is able to get the redshirt, because that is not the way you want to end your football playing career.
- Bobby La Gesse (the guy who's grandma has those infamous mashed potatoes!), is reporting that Darius Reynolds has a fractured fibula. It says in the article that the normal recovery time is 4-6 weeks, but there is no word yet. Obviously that stinks as well, but if we are going to have a major injury, it looks like we have enough guys at WR to step up.
- The latest messageboard rumor is that Allen Bell and Devin McDowell have left the team. Bobby La Gesse (in the linked article above) states that Rhoads has not confirmed this, but has confirmed that the two did not practice on Tuesday. Obviously when you have guys just not show up for practice, it's not a good sign. I'm sure there will be more news on this in the next day or two.
All in all, a pretty down day for Cyclone news, but the team will be alright. From the human-side of things, it stinks to have good teammates have these types of injuries happen to them. Productivity-wise, I'm confident that our guys will step up and fill in the holes needed.