Already heading into summer camp with question marks surrounding the wide receiver position, San Diego State now has two additional reasons to be concerned over the state of the position.
According to the San Diego Tribune, junior Dominique Sandifer and redshirt freshman Jay Waddell will both miss the 2011 season due to knee injuries suffered recently. The former suffered his injury during an offseason workout, while the latter, head coach Rocky Long told the paper, slipped on a set of stairs.
There’s no word on the exact nature of either injury, although each has or will undergo surgery at some point in the future to repair the damage.
Due to the loss of Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson to the NFL draft, Sandifer was the Aztecs most experienced returning receiver. All of the attrition, even the most recent, is not the least bit troubling to Long, at least not according to the face he’s putting on publicly.
“We don’t see it as a big blow because we had inexperienced receivers anyway,” Long said of the recent injuries at the position.
“They were all going to be given a chance in the fall. The ones that played the best were going to get a chance to play. I don’t think situation has changed dramatically whatsoever.”