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ASU Linebacker Brandon Magee To Redshirt 2011 Season

Training camp has been rough on Arizona State's defensive unit and linebacker Brandon Magee and head coach Dennis Erickson have announced he will redshirt this upcoming season after rupturing his achilles during Saturday's scrimmage.

Jeff Metcalfe of AZ Central has the story:

"That's what his mindset is," Erickson said (of Magee coming back for Spring Camp next year). "That thing will heal. They do wonders with those. He could be back for spring football. He's got to have a year of football," before trying to make it in the NFL.

"When you have injuries like that, you've got to have a goal. What am I going to do? It's to Omar (Bolden) and T.J. (Simpson), their goal is to possibly get back and help this team at the end of the year or if not go to the NFL. That's the same thing with Brandon. He's a very positive guy."

The injury is a tough blow for Magee, but hopefully he will make a full-recovery and be back on the field to prepare for the 2012 season. Coach Erickson said he "couldn't tell you" who would start in place of Magee and hinted multiple players could see time at the position. Everything will work itself out in the end.

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