Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Travis Thomas' injury will be a tough obstacle for Terrier defense

This Saturday, when the Terriers take the field to close out regular-season non-conference play with UVA-Wise, they will be without a familiar face—and powerhouseon defense.

The end of the collegiate road has been marked for outside linebacker Travis Thomas, who sustained a torn Achilles tendon in last Saturday's loss to Gardner-Webb.

How will the Terrier defense
adapt without Travis Thomas?
Courtesy Wofford College Athletics
Thomas, a fifth-year senior from Bowie, Md., started in all but one game at outside linebacker last season, chalking up fifty-four tackles on the year.

Before this season, Travis Thomas was expected to be a helpful anchor for the Terrier defense, as he helped to complete a strong corps of linebackers fortified by the likes of Kevin Thomas, among others.

So far this season, Thomas had recorded eleven tackles, including four in the season opener against Georgia Tech, five against North Greenville, and two last week at Gardner-Webb.

While this might prove to be a major blow to the Wofford defense, only time and the continued implementation of fresh faces at outside linebacker will tell how this will affect the team in the long run.

For now, we can only wait and hope for the best in both Thomas' injury situation and our squad's future outlook.

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