N, W.Va.– West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen announced that the Mountaineers will be without a pair of freshman this season.
Tight end Mike O’Laughlin and wide receiver Dillon Spalding will both miss the season after suffering injuries.
“Those two guys, we didn’t know what we were getting with them,” Holgorsen said. “They are good kids, they’ll be back here probably in two days. They went home and had surgery, and they’ll be back in two days and roll into school. Other than that, we’re in pretty good shape.”
O’Laughlin had surgery on his knee. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound freshman was a three star recruit. During his senior season, he had 54 catches for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Spalding had surgery after suffering an ankle injury. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound freshman was expected to play inside receiver. As a senior, he caught 43 passes for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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