With fall training camp just more than a week old, the Boston College football team got its second dose of bad news on Tuesday when head coach Frank Spaziani announced that sophomore defensive back Al Louis-Jean suffered a left foot injury in practice on Monday.
The Brockton, Mass., native is expected to miss “several games” as he rehabs from the injury, according to a release from the school.
Louis-Jean, a four-star recruit who originally committed to Miami before switching to BC, played in 10 games as a true freshman in 2011. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder had 15 tackles, three pass break-ups, one interception and one forced fumble in his first season in Chestnut Hill.
Prior to the injury, Louis-Jean had been listed first on the BC depth chart at the field corner position. C.J. Jones, who missed most of the 2011 season after suffering a knee injury in the Eagles’ game against Central Florida, is also listed at the position.
The school also announced that senior co-captain Chris Pantale underwent surgery on a broken bone in his right foot on Monday. Pantale, the Eagle with the most starting experience entering the season (38 career starts), is expected to miss around eight weeks.
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