Head coach Mike Riley confirmed Thursday afternoon that wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp will miss the Music City Bowl with a knee injury.
“Jordan Westerkamp hurt his knee in practice, has a surgery scheduled as we speak right now,” Riley said. “He will not play in the game.”
As for how long Westerkamp will be out, Riley projected three months.
“We obviously hate to lose Jordan,” Riley said. “It was a non-contact, making a cut. You know and exactly what happened, there weren’t any ligaments involved, which I suppose is good. It involved his meniscus.”
Riley did find one bright spot out of the overall news.
“Jordan will be healed in time to be tested and evaluated before the [NFL] Draft,” Riley said. “That’s a little bit of residual good news out of some bad news.”
Brandon Reilly will take over at slot receiver, with both Stanley Morgan Jr. and Gabe Rahn also available if needed.
“Fortunately that’s a position where we have some depth,” Riley said.
Westerkamp’s teammates immediately started sharing their condolences on Twitter once the news broke.
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