The Florida Atlantic Owls’ worst fears came to fruition on Sunday when it was reported that they had indeed lost wide receiver Derek Moise for the entire 2015 season. The news comes just days after Moise went down with an injury during practice earlier this week.
According to College Football Talk, Moise, who was looking to be a big part of the Owls’ offense this year, went down with a knee injury after landing wrong when catching a pass from backup quarterback Jason Driskel. Head coach Charlie Partridge confirmed the injury as serious enough to sideline him for the 2015 season, despite him not wanting to specify the nature of the injury itself.
“As far as his spirit right now, he’s in a good place – as good as he can be,” Partridge said of Moise’s attitude. “It’s the same with the team. They’re disappointed for him and sad for him. But he’s in about as good of an emotional state as you can expect.”
Moise caught ten passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in 2014 and will seek a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. The Owls open the season on September 5 when they play on the road against Tulsa.
Campus Sports wishes Moise the best of luck in his recovery.
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