Injuries force Eagles to make changes

Slew of injuries results in scrambling of Eagle depth chart

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

Following a humbling defeat at the hands of Florida Atlantic, the Georgia Southern football team received two more bits of bad news on Thursday.

All-American cornerback Derrick Canteen suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Saturday’s game against FAU, which will require season-ending surgery.

In addition, starting linebacker Marques Watson-Trent suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Saturday’s game and underwent surgery on Wednesday.

The loss of Canteen and Trent marks the second and third starters lost on the Eagles defense. Both guys join Todd Bradley-Glenn, who suffered a season ending torn bicep during fall practice.

As a result of the injury, transfer linebacker Khadry Jackson took over Trent’s starting spot at linebacker, while sophomore cornerback Tyler Bride is expected to record his first start in Canteen’s place on Saturday.

To provide much needed depth at the cornerback position, wide receiver NaJee Thompson will make the switch to cornerback, a position he last played in high school. In another switch, quarterback Sam Kenerson will make a switch to wide receiver.