Baylor’s Travon Blanchard suffers torn meniscus

Travon Blanchard is one of the most versatile players on the Baylor Bears’ defense and he is looking to be a big piece going into the season. However, it looks like the junior nickelback could be out for at least the first few games in 2016.

Paul Catalina and David Smoak of ESPN 99.1 in Waco reported that Blanchard suffered a torn meniscus earlier this week. It seems he will likely miss the first couple of games of the season.

Grobe: Getting KD Cannon going is biggest injury issue. LB Travon Blanchard might have a minor meniscus issue. Still being evaluated.

— Paul Catalina (@PaulCatalina) August 23, 2016

Blanchard with meniscus tear and if he has surgery, would miss a couple of games.

— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) August 23, 2016

This could be a tough blow for Baylor in the early part of the season as Blanchard is expected to play every where from safety to defensive end in the team’s 3-4 defensive scheme. He has played in all 26 games of his two-year career and recorded 112 tackles, including 83 last year, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks and two interceptions last year.

The Bears open the 2016 season on Sept. 2 against Northwestern State.

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