The Utah State Aggies took a big hit along their offensive line this weekend when it was announced that projected starting right guard Jarom Ioane had suffered a leg injury. He will miss the entire 2016 season, causing the Aggies to look elsewhere to fill the void.
After the team’s scrimmage on Saturday, head coach Matt Wells announced that Ioane had suffered a significant lower leg injury and he would be out the entire 2016 season. He will hopefully be able to return to the team for the 2017 season, which would have been his redshirt senior year.
“He was right in the mix for a starting job, so I feel bad for that kid,” the coach said.
Ioane played in all 13 games for the Aggies as a redshirt sophomore during the 2015 season. He will likely be able to apply for a medical hardship waiver for this year, which could give him an extra year of eligibility for the 2018 season.
The Aggies open the season on Sept. 1 against Weber State.