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Knee surgery ends season before it begins for Sparty WR

A.J. Troup, Max Bullough AP

After a solid spring game in which he caught a touchdown pass, Michigan State wide receiver A.J. Troup appeared to be an emerging contributor for the Spartans’ offense.

That won’t be the case after all. Troup tweeted Tuesday that he’s undergoing knee surgery and an associate athletic director confirmed to Mlive.com that the surgery will cost Troup the 2013 season. The injury reportedly happened earlier this month.

Troup sustained an ACL tear while in high school and has had knee issues in the past. The redshirt sophomore has yet to see any game action, but had among the most consistent springs of any player in the wide receiver unit for Michigan State.

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4 Responses to “Knee surgery ends season before it begins for Sparty WR”
  1. sparty0n says: Jul 24, 2013 9:20 AM

    Troup is a walk-on that was catching everyone’s attention.

    To quote CBD: “A. J. Troup has already had 2 previous knee surgeries. Those serious knee injuries cost him the chance to exercise any BCS scholarship offers.
    The current injury is a torn ACL which will cause him to miss the 2013 season”

  2. piratey says: Jul 24, 2013 10:17 AM

    Ouch. The weakness of Sparty last year was that they had no reliable hands at the WR position. Maxwell’s line would have looked better if his receivers didn’t average a half dozen drops a game.

  3. howintensive says: Jul 24, 2013 2:54 PM

    Troup was one of the only bright spots for the offense during State’s spring game, which was almost dominated by the defense. This does not look well for them, as Troup probably could have had a breakout year.

  4. donth8thehorns says: Jul 24, 2013 11:17 PM

    As a gopher fan, I have never been treated to decent football in my lifetime! I enjoy the Spartans , and this sad news! Go

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