Baylor’s Travon Blanchard cleared to play

In August, it was reported that Baylor’s Travon Blanchard suffered a torn meniscus and would be out for an undisclosed amount of time.

Now, seems that the Bears will get one of their best defensive players back very soon.

Blanchard took to his Twitter Sunday night and seemed to give a message to Baylor fans that will make them very happy. He said that he had been given the okay to return to the field and would be ready to play soon.

CLEARED ..!!!

— Travon Blanchard (@Trigga_BU) September 12, 2016

There has been no official word on his clearance, but the fact that Blanchard has announced this news on his personal Twitter account is a positive sign. That should be reassuring enough for fans to celebrate his return.

The Bears have been playing very well without Blanchard as they have allowed only 20 points in their first two games. But, he is considered one of their best defensive players and he will make a huge impact in their linebacking corps.

Blanchard roams the Baylor defense in the team’s “Bear” position, a safety/linebacker hybrid. In his absence,  senior Patrick Levels filled the void.

In 2015, he recorded 83 tackles, 7.5 for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, six pass deflections and three forced fumbles. That will certainly help them when they start their Big 12 conference slate in two weeks.

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