Justin Dunning‘s knees just may not be cut out for the game of football.
Thursday, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed that Dunning had sustained another torn ACL and would miss the entire 2016 season. This marks the third ACL tear for the defensive back.
Dunning’s 2015 season was cut short because of one, while he sustained his first one during his junior year of high school. Both of those were to his left knee; the most recent one occurred in his right knee.
“It’s really unfortunate,” Sumlin said. “I sat down and talked to him today. Everybody is frustrated. He’s frustrated, and he’s such a good person you want great things to happen for him, but that’s another setback for him.”
Dunning played in 11 games as a true freshman last season, being credited with 20 tackles and intercepting one pass. Where the 6-4, 225-pound safety mark was really made was on special teams as he led the Aggies with 13 tackles.