Kenneth Olugbode is a star for the Colorado Buffaloes’ defense and will unfortunately be missing some time due to an unspecified leg injury. According to a report from College Football Talk, Olugbode will miss at least the next 4-6 weeks due to the injury.
Colorado is currently sitting at 3-2 on the season and this injury will really hurt their defense. Olugbode is one of their top defensive players and is without question one of their best leaders on that side of the football as well. It will be interesting to see how they fare without him, but they certainly can’t wait for him to get back on the field.
Justin Solis, a defensive tackle for the Colorado defense, talked about how big this injury is for the Buffaloes.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” Solis said.“It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Throughout the first five games of the season, Olugbode had recorded 24 tackles, an interception and a defensed pass.
Those numbers may not look huge, but he was one of the most sure tacklers on the field for the Buffaloes and his leadership isn’t going to be replaceable. Colorado is going to miss him in a big way and it will be obvious immediately.
Olugbode will attack his rehab process and will do everything he can to get back on the field this season. It isn’t going to be an easy road for him, but there is no question that he has the work ethic and passion to get back on the field in order to do it.
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