Texas A&M safety Justin Dunning out for 2016 with torn ACL

The Texas A&M Aggies took a big hit on Friday when it was announced that they would lose sophomore safety Justin Dunning to a torn ACL this year. He suffered the injury in practice earlier this week and it is looking like they have taken a big hit in their secondary.

Head coach Kevin Sumlin talked about Dunning and how his absence will hurt the Aggies this year. He said that Dunning will have surgery, which has happened in the past, and his long-term future will be evaluated.

Justin Dunning will now take a redshirt after playing 11 games during his true freshman season in 2015. He recorded 20 tackles, including a team-high nine against Ball State, and an interception.

He was expected to play a big role at the nickel spot in the secondary for the team this year. The Aggies will face off against UCLA on Sept. 3.

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