The Texas A&M secondary got a little bit thinner in terms of depth on Thursday.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters sophomore safety Justin Dunning will miss the 2016-17 season with a torn ACL.
Dunning tore his ACL in his right knee on Monday while working in a special teams drill. Dunning also tore his ACL in his left last season in a November game against Vanderbilt . Dunning also tore his ACL in high school.
“It’s really unfortunate,” Sumlin said according to The Eagle. “I sat down and talked to him today. Everybody is frustrated. He’s frustrated, and he’s such a good person you want great things to happen for him, but that’s another setback for him.”
Dunning, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, had 20 tackles last year for the Aggies as well as an interception. He was a backup at safety but he was also a key member of the Aggies’ special teams unit.
Texas A&M opens its season on Sept. 3, when the Aggies take on UCLA at Kyle Field. The Bruins have one of the top quarterbacks in the country in sophomore Josh Rosen.