FAU defensive end Pinnick definitely to miss rest of season

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Thursday, September 27, 2007

BOCA RATON Senior defensive end Josh Pinnick will miss the rest of this season after suffering a knee injury during FAU's victory against North Texas on Saturday. Coach Howard Schnellenberger had been waiting to receive word from team trainers on the extent of the injury to Pinnick, a pre-season All-Sun Belt selection who is on the watch list for the Lombardi Award.

Pinnick has a torn meniscus in his right knee which will require surgery, Schnellenberger said.


Although Pinnick could appeal to the NCAA for a sixth-year of eligibility, the injury likely will bring his college career to an end. The odds are slim he would have a year of eligibility restored because Pinnick, a fifth-year senior, used 2003, his first year at FAU, as a redshirt season.

Schnellenberger said junior defensive tackle Josh Savidge, who also was injured Saturday had surgery on his left knee and won't play again this season.