When you’re a run-heavy team like Army, quality offensive linemen are of utmost importance. Unfortunately for the Black Knights, they’ve lost one of their better, more seasoned men in the trenches.
Offensive tackle Justin Gilbert, first-year head coach Jeff Monken confirmed Wednesday, will not play at all in 2014 because of a significant but unspecified knee injury. Gilbert suffered the injury last week, an injury which will cost him his junior season.
Monken didn’t gloss over the kind of player he’d just lost.
“He’s a starter,” the coach said. “If he’s not our best offensive linemen, he’s certainly one of the best.”
Lats season, the 6-7. 271-pound Gilbert started all 12 games at right tackle.