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Emergency surgery should sideline Colorado St. WR for opener

Will Chandler AP

Vying for a starting job, Colorado State wide receiver Thomas Coffman has had a setback that will in all likelihood sideline him for the Rams’ season-opener against Colorado.

New CSU coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Coffman underwent emergency surgery alerting trainers of acute pain in his lower abdomen.

After the meetings last night he was really sore,” McElwain said. “It is a lower abdominal thing. We have a great training staff and they went through the precautions then got him over to get looked at. He had surgery this morning.”

Coffman should return in about two or three weeks. Though he only had eight receptions and one touchdown last year, Coffman produced a team-best 26.3 YPC average. He also was used as a return man.

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