The Michigan State Spartans are going to have to start looking for a new leader on the defensive side of the ball after losing a key piece to their linebacker corps. Senior linebacker Ed Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury that will require surgery at the team’s first full pads practice on Wednesday.
According to College Spun, the team announced the injury late Wednesday night and confirmed that it will keep the starting linebacker out for the season. The team announced it via Twitter.
Head Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio commented on the situation saying that it is a huge loss for the team, but it will also give other players a chance to step up and make an impact.
Davis started twelve games for the Spartans as a redshirt junior last season and recorded fifty-eight tackles for the team. Who will step up and take Davis’s spot for the opening game on September 5 against Western Michigan? We will have to wait and find out.
We wish Davis a quick and full recovery.
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