TCU has already lost one of its top defensive players for the season.
Defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is out for the season after suffering an injury on Tuesday. 247 Sports first reported the news and says the injury happened on a non-contact play. Bruce Feldman says Blacklock suffered an Achilles injury.
BREAKING #TCU standout DT Ross Blacklock is expected to be out for the season due to an achilles injury suffered at practice on Tuesday, a source told me. He was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. 247 first reported the news.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 16, 2018
Blacklock has 6.5 tackles for a loss as a freshman last season and two sacks. The 6-foot-4, 326-pounder was expected to be a big part of the team’s defense this year.
TCU opens up the season against Southern on Sept. 1.
Source: Yard Barker