The Buffaloes’ brightest star on its offensive line has been dimmed for the rest of 2017.
Redshirt sophomore lineman Tim Lynott is done for the season after he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the first half of Colorado’s 41-30 loss to Arizona State, head coach Mike MacIntyre announced Monday, per the Denver Post’s Brian Howell.
“He’ll definitely be out for spring ball,” MacIntyre said. “We’ll get him back in the summer before camp and he’ll be ready to go in camp, I was told, full speed.”
The 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman from Parker, Colo., played all but three snaps in Colorado’s first 8 games of the season before going down with the injury in the Buffaloes’ 10th game of 2017.
As a redshirt freshman, Lynott was named a USA TODAY First-Team Freshman All-American in 2016 after leading the team in snaps with 940 and starting all 14 games (including the Alamo Bowl) of Colorado’s 2016 campaign. His play earned him preseason honors from both Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
The injury is a setback to what has been a great start to a college career, but with two more seasons of eligibility remaining, expect Lynott to return to action at full strength next season.
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