Boston College is facing a tough start this season with the absence of two of the team’s key players.
Coach Frank Spaziani announced that sophomore cornerback Al Louis-Jean Jr. has injured his left foot and will likely miss several games. Last year, Louis-Jean Jr. he proved his worth as a true freshman. While he only started in two games, he played in 10 games and recorded 15 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception.
Sophomore C.J. Jones will be filling in for Louis-Jean as the starting cornerback. Jones only played in two games last season due to a season-ending knee injury.
The news of Louis-Jean Jr.’s injury comes just days after the announcement that team captain and veteran tight end Chris Pantale suffered a broken bone in his right foot. He has received surgery to fix his injury; however, he is expected to be in recovery for at least eight weeks. Pantale’s absence is sure to be felt throughout the season; he has started 38 games in the last three seasons, with 77 receptions, 797 yards and five touchdowns.
While it is hard for any team to lose key players to an injury, the Phoenixville podiatrists at Healthmark Foot and Ankle are glad to see that the safety and wellbeing of these players is being stressed.
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