One of West Virginia’s top young defenders is likely to miss the first month of the 2017 season, a source confirmed to BlueGoldSports.com. David Long has suffered an injured meniscus and is expected to miss the first month of the upcoming season, the source confirmed.
Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman first broke the news, and Long all but confirmed the report by retweeting it himself.
Long, a 5-foot-11, 230-pound redshirt junior, burst onto the scene for West Virginia last season. He started 10 games and compiled 65 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss. Long was set to be one of the most experienced returners on the defensive side of the ball.
Missing the first month of the season would put Long out for the season opener against Virginia Tech and games against East Carolina, Delaware and Kansas.