The Arizona Wildcats just lost the anchor to their offensive line for the 2015 season and it is really a huge blow for the team. It was announced Saturday by Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez that Carter Wood would miss the season while dealing with an injury.
According to College Football Talk, Wood has been dealing with an unspecified foot injury that has grown worse since the start of the team’s summer camp earlier this month. Rodriguez said that the injury is chronic and it will likely place him on the sidelines for the entirety of the 2015 season.
“It doesn’t look like Carter is going to be able to play at all,” the head coach said. “Carter, I don’t know if he can play at all this season. I feel bad for him. Right now, it doesn’t look good.”
Wood has been projected as the team’s starter for much of the summer this year. Last season, Wood played in five games for the Wildcats, while starting one of those contests.
It looks like the Wildcats are already trying to replace Wood as the Arizona Daily Star reported that Cayman Bundage, the team’s starting left guard, had moved over to center and Zach Hemmila came in to replace Bundage along the offensive line. Despite having placed Bundage in Wood’s spot, Rodriguez is still not certain on who will be taking that position for the season.
We will see what the team’s offensive line looks like when the Wildcats open the season on September 3 when they host the UTSA Roadrunners.
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