While speaking with the media this afternoon, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed to reporters than offensive tackle Trevor Elbert, a 4-star 2015 Army All-American, has had career-ending surgery.
Kevin Sumlin also just confirmed that former @ArmyAllAmerican OT Trevor Elbert, a RS FR, had career-ending surgery
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) November 8, 2016
Elbert, who after redshirting last season had yet to see the field in 2016, was the 24th ranked offensive tackle in the 2015 class, and the 34th best player in Texas, per 247Sports. The specific nature of Elbert’s injury and subsequent surgery is unknown at this time. He will remain on scholarship at the school, but as a result of this surgery, he will not count against the team’s scholarship count going forward.
The news about Elbert continues a string of misfortune for the Aggies. After being named the No. 4 team in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings last week, Texas A&M lost at Mississippi State on Saturday, almost certainly ending any hope of making it into the playoff field. Then, it was it announced today that quarterback Trevor Knight would miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.