Delvon Hardaway Suffers Partially Torn ACL

Delvon Hardaway lines up against San Diego State in 2014 (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
Delvon Hardaway lines up against San Diego State in 2014 (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

Delvon Hardaway Suffers Partially Torn ACL

Fresno State wide receiver Delvon Hardaway has suffered a partially torn ACL and will need surgery to resolve the issue. He will miss the rest of spring practice and is expected to miss at least 6 months.

A mid-September return for Hardaway would mean missing at least two games against Abilene Christian and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Head coach Tim DeRuyter had this to say, “Hopefully, he’ll be back to full speed by [mid-September], but we fully anticipate he’ll be playing … this season and hopefully it will be early.”

After redshirting in 2013, Hardaway had an impact on offense in 2014. He played in all 14 games with 23 catches for 279 yards and 2 touchdowns. His 23 catches ranked sixth on the team while his 279 yards was fourth best. Hardaway was expected to be a starter at wide receiver in 2015.

That was not the only injury news for Fresno State. It was also announced that defensive end Todd Hunt will miss the rest of spring practice due to surgery as well. Hunt will undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his left hand, which will sideline him from football for 3 to 4 months. The following quote is from the Fresno Bee:

“Todd got some ligament damage in a finger last week in a scrimmage,” DeRuyter said. “He competed the entire scrimmage — didn’t even realize it was an issue until afterward. But he’ll get that thing repaired, which will put him out a couple of months. He’ll still be able to run and lift and do some things, so he should be fine and ready to go within three or four months.”

Hunt, a starter at defensive end, played in 21 games and recorded 34 tackles, 7 tackles-for-loss, and 2 sacks in 2012 and 2013. 2014 was even better with 54 tackles, 5 tackles-for-loss, and 2.5 sacks in 14 games.

Fresno State is about midway through their spring practices with their spring game set to take place on Saturday, March 28.

Larenz Bryant Out For Spring Due To Liver Injury

Larenz Bryant forcing a fumble against Kentucky in 2014 (Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America)
Larenz Bryant forcing a fumble against Kentucky in 2014 (Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America)

Larenz Bryant Out For Spring Due To Liver Injury

Linebacker Larenz Bryant will miss the rest of spring practice due to a liver injury according to South Carolina. Bryant suffered the injury in practice on Tuesday, the first spring practice for the Gamecocks.

“Bryant was injured during a drill midway through practice in which he collided with safety Chris Moody,” as stated by South Carolina. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Bryant, who will be a junior in 2015, has played in 24 games over the past 2 seasons. In 2013, Bryant played in 12 games recording 7 tackles and one tackle-for-loss as a reserve linebacker and a special teams unit player. In 2014, he recorded only 3 tackles, but had a sack and a forced fumble against Kentucky (pictured above). Once again, he played on special teams and also saw action at the Spur position.

He is listed second on the depth chart behind Jordan Diggs for the Spur position. He will be back for the start of fall practice.

Kendrick Edwards Leaving Arkansas

Kendrick Edwards will be playing elsewhere in the future (247Sports)
Kendrick Edwards will be playing elsewhere in the future (247Sports)

Kendrick Edwards Leaving Arkansas

Wide receive Kendrick Edwards is no longer with the Arkansas Razorbacks according to head coach Bret Bielema. There was not a specific reason provided for his decision to leave the team.

Edwards saw time on the field in 2014 as a true freshman, but he played sparingly. He caught 4 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown while playing in 11 games. His 70 yards were ninth on the team and his catches ranked eleventh on the team.

Edwards is free to look at other schools to transfer to. At 6 feet, 6 inches he is a big target and could play a big part in the offense at whichever school he winds up at. He was expected to see more action in 2015 had he stayed at Arkansas.

Arkansas still returns three of their top 4 receivers from 2014. Top receiver Keon Hatcher had 43 catches for 558 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tight end Hunter Henry was the second leading receiver with 37 catches for 513 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jared Cornelius was fourth on the team in receiving last year as a freshman with 212 yards and 2 touchdowns on 18 catches.

The Razorbacks spring practice ends on Saturday, April 25 with the Red-White game.