With the Arizona Wildcat's training camp still in it's initial stages the team took a substantial hit Thursday with the injury to projected starter Jourdan Grandon. Grandon sprained the meniscus tendon in his knee during a scrimmage at the UA campus, and is likely to miss three weeks at minimum, putting his timetable for return past the end of training camp.
The 6'0 180 pound redshirt freshman had been practicing with the first-team squad at the Nickelback position before going down with the injury. He was doing well too, intercepting quarterback Nick Foles earlier in the day and looking rather comfortable there as well. Cornerbacks Trevin Wade and Shaquille Richardson took reps with his absence at the nickelback position.
Grandon unfortunately marks the fifth Wildcat to go down with knee injuries since spring drills way back in March, joining the likes of running back Greg Nwoko, safety Adam Hall, linebacker Jake Fischer, and defensive tackle Willie Mobley who oddly enough are all recovering from surgeries on their respective ACLs. Luckily Grandon's injury isn't serious enough to merit a surgery, just some simple R&R.
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