It’s hard enough to see a season-ending injury, but when it happens to a senior, it’s even more devastating.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is having to deal with that after Chad Kelly tore his ACL and meniscus in a win over Georgia Southern on Saturday and might actually have two with a Tweet indicating that senior defensive end John Youngblood might also be done for the year.
One of worst parts of coaching is seniors having season ending injuries. So thankful for how Chad & Youngblood competed and lead our program
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) November 7, 2016
Kelly’s injury was officially annouced by the school on Saturday, but there has been no official indication that Youngblood is out for the season. Youngblood was carted off the field in the first quarter of Saturday’s game with a dislocated right ankle, according to the Oxford Eagle.
Both injuries are difficult for the Rebels to swallow and costs the team valuable leadership on both sides of the ball in what has been a mostly disappointing year. Ole Miss needs to win two of their last three to become bowl eligible as they travel to College Station, Tex. to take on No. 10 Texas A&M.