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Two Eagles Injured In Spring Football

One isn’t too bad, the other is concerning

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Boston College Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries are a natural part of football, but when a team announces them it still doesn’t make them any easier. Before today the Addazio mentioned that center Jon Baker would miss the spring rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He has been replaced by senior Shane Leonard who apparently is doing a fine job with the first team.

This afternoon Boston College announced that two other players sustained injuries this spring:

The Max Richardson news isn’t that big of a shocker if you have been following him on social media. Earlier this week he posted a picture of himself on crutches with a boot on. Glad to hear that the injury is only going to effect him through the spring. He had a nice freshman campaign as a special teamer, collecting 7 tackles in 11 games.

On the other hand the Elijah Johnson news is concerning. Given the wording that Jason used, it sounds like this injury is pretty serious, and that it’s a knee is even more worrisome. Though he doesn’t describe what the injury is, Baum’s tweet makes it sound like Johnson could be out longer than the spring. Hopefully this isn’t an ACL tear because that could mean the entire next season could be lost. Johnson was a starter as a true freshman, as a left guard. Losing him would be a huge blow to the Eagles, and would force Addazio to move up someone like John Phillips, Wyatt Knopfke or Anthony Palazzolo into the mix.

Of course we will keep our ears open for any updates on these injuries, and best wishes to both as they recover.