Early Week Injury Update

Submitted by wresler120 on September 27th, 2011 at 6:15 PM

It's still early in the week, but a nice little update on the injury front is good to see.


It appears Troy Woolfolk is practicing with the # 1 unit as of Tuesday, and he should be on the field Saturday with the starting D.

Cam Gordon and Brandon Herron both warmed up, but did not take part with the 1st and 2nd units. It appears Gordon will likely not be starting this week .. maybe he will see sometime in a reserve role as he works his way back to full strength?

Ricky Barnum did not practice, is listed as uncertain, and IMO he will likely not play this weekend.





September 27th, 2011 at 6:18 PM ^

I hope Barnum and Woolfolk both get some much needed rest. Cam and Herron do not need to play this game either. 

If Cam continues to be injured, I almost hope he gets a medical redshirt this year. Obviously, this depends on the length of time he continues to be held out. 


September 27th, 2011 at 6:42 PM ^

Yes, you can be given an medical redshirt+normal redshirt iirc. The player has to want to come back to school for the 6th year though, which rarely happens (either he will go pro or the university wont bother giving him a scholarship, very few players go to school for a 6th year and then just graduate).

Edit: see wresler120's comment, apparently I was a bit uninformed.


September 27th, 2011 at 6:40 PM ^

A 6th year medical redshirt is sometimes granted, but it's one of those things where the workings of the NCAA are completely mysterious. It generally seems to happen to players who suffer catastrophic injuries (ACLs, Prothros, etc). I'd be surprised if it was granted for what seems to be a series of nagging injuries.


September 27th, 2011 at 6:39 PM ^

A player can Redshirt, and then play a 6th year through a medical redshirt. But, to gain a medical redhsirt, the injury must prevent the player from playing for more than 1 season.


September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 PM ^

How do you explain Joel Figueroa getting a sixth year at Miami this season when it appears he took a regular redshirt in his freshman year (2006) and wasn't injured until the 2010 season? See also his bio here, which says this about his freshman year:

2006 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted as a true freshman, but impressed the coaches with his work on the scout team.