The ASU Sun Devils got struck hard by the injury bug this offseason, losing several key seniors to various season-ending injuries as the season drew closer and closer. Despite the personnel losses, the team currently sits at No. 25 on the AP Poll with a 3-1 record and quality wins over then-No. 22 Missouri and then-No. 23 USC.
The program could be getting more good news back soon. According to AZ Central, cornerback Omar Bolden may be able to return this season.
Of course, nothing is definitive. Bolden has been seen on practice days running sprints, but his recovery is entirely up to him and his body. Coach Erickson had this to say about his senior: "I feel like after the bye (Oct. 22) that he has a chance to come back and play, but he has to make that decision."
Neither Bolden nor the team have provided a time table for his potential return since it may not come to fruition. If it does, though, these Sun Devils get a little bit scarier on defense. The team gave up several big plays earlier in the season, most notably in the game against Missouri, but the secondary has improved since there.
Adding veteran depth in Bolden, though, would help the squad even more and could serve as a rallying point for the Sun Devils as they gear up for the second half of their season. Keep an eye out for this story as ASU gets closer to its bye week on Oct. 22nd.