Tim Joy lost for season with knee injury

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Boston College linebacker Tim Joy will miss the 2014 season with a knee injury, coach Steve Addazio announced on Monday afternoon.

Joy suffered the injury in the team’s final scrimmage of preseason, though Addazio said the exact details of the injury aren’t known yet.

“He’s down for the year,” Addazio said. “It’s a hit [at linebacker]. More importantly, your heart goes out to Tim. He worked really, really hard for this season, and it’s really disappointing for a young man to have to put all that you put into that and your season goes on the shelf for ya before you even get out of the blocks.

“So your heart just breaks for that. It’s sad. It’s part of the game, it’s just sad.”

Joy, a junior, was slated as a backup at both the mike and the will linebacker positions.

As a sophomore in 2013, the 6-foot-1, 229-pound Chelmsford, Massachusetts, native appeared in six games, mostly on special teams. As a freshman in 2012, Joy appeared in nine games and made a total of 13 tackles (eight solo and five assisted).

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