Injuries to Key Texas A&M Football Players Hopefully Less Serious than Originally Thought
When Walter Nolen went down late in the game for Texas A&M football against Tennessee, things looked pretty grim. CBS took a commercial break and returned to see Nolen still being assisted on the field by the training staff—never a good sign. Things only began to look worse, as the cart came out for #0 and he had to be driven off the field. That, in combination with the clear look of pain in his eyes as the cameras showed his expression, portended a possible season-ending issue for the big man.
This was the fourth injury to a key defensive player that Texas A&M football fans had been told about on that Saturday. In pregame, nickel Bryce Anderson was ruled out; at halftime, midseason all-American linebacker Edgerrin Cooper exited; then Albert Regis left with an ankle injury; and now Nolen was leaving the field. Despite these departures from the game, the Aggie defense continued to hold stout the whole way through.
With Nolen, especially, Texas A&M football fans feared the worst. But the early part of this week—despite grim recruiting news—has brought glad tidings on that front. Jimbo mentioned on the weekly teleconference with SEC media and coaches that all four guys could make a return as early as the next game for the Aggies.
This is certainly great news. The Aggie defense has been stalwart thus far outside of one game against Tennessee, but two of the top offenses that they will face all year still await them in road games, so this Texas A&M football program needs to be in top form—as much as you can be without your starting quarterback, that is. Here’s hoping the recovery continues to progress quickly for each of these guys!