Vanderbilt OL Andrew Jelks to miss second straight year

Vanderbilt offensive lineman Andrew Jelks just can’t seem to catch a break.

Commodores head coach Derek Mason announced following Thursday’s practice that Jelks will be forced to miss his second consecutive season due to injury. Specifics of the injury were not revealed.

Jelks missed the 2015 season due to a torn ACL.

It is a very disappointing turn for Jelks, who was once one of the most promising young linemen on his team.

In 2013, Jelks received his first action as a starter and earned freshman All-American honors. The following season he started in every game for the program, before missing 2015 with his ACL tear and now 2016 with the undisclosed injury.

In addition to Jelks, Mason also announced Vanderbilt reserve quarterback Shawn Stankavage will also miss the year.

The Commodores kickoff their 2016 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1 against South Carolina.

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