The career of Syracuse Orange junior defensive lineman Isaiah Johnson has come to an end.
According a report from Syracuse.com, Johnson has been medically disqualified because of his concussion history. The university announced the news regarding Johnson in a statement on Tuesday.
“Syracuse Athletics team physician Dr. James Tucker reviewed Johnson’s concussion history and has medically disqualified Johnson from further physical participation in football and/or any other contact sports at Syracuse University due to multiple concussions as of April 2015,” the statement read.
Johnson’s first concussion came during a sack of Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Johnson later admitted to losing his memory for more than a week while he attempted to recover.
The loss of Johnson is a big one for Syracuse, who has already lost a lot of depth along the defensive line.
Johnson, 6-foot-4, 287-pounds, finishes his career at Syracuse with 21 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
In just over a year, three Syracuse players have had their careers cut short due to concussions — Johnson, defensive end Tyler Marona and offensive lineman Kyle Knapp.
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