The list of injuries continues to grow the deeper San Diego State football gets into their fall camp.
"As practices get more aggressive the injuries start to mount," SDSU head coach Rocky long said.
Cornerback J.J. Whittaker broke something in his shoulder during the hit he laid on tight end Gavin Escobar at Saturday's scrimmage. The injury is estimated to keep the redshirt sophomore out for 4 to 5 weeks.
It's another tough break for Whittaker who can't stay on the field. He's missed the last two seasons with season ending knee injuries.
"It's the luck of the draw," Long said. "Some guys have those problems and some don't. It is really too bad for him."
Escobar, who was knocked out of the scrimmage on that same play, has a strained knee. It seems to be nothing serious. He should hit the practice field by next Sunday.
"It's good," Escobar said. "I got a partial sprain. It's getting better everyday. Feeling better since it happened so just taking it day by day."
Redshirt freshmen quarterback Chad Jeffries broke his forearm during practice and will be getting operated on today. He's expected back in 5 to 6 weeks.
Wide receiver Dylan Denso did break his finger last week and has already been operated on. Coach Long thinks he should be practicing the week of the first game, which he feels is a conservative estimate for the junior.
While those happen to be the serious injuries there are plenty of other players with nicks and bruises.
"Some of the guys we are more careful with than other guys because they are veterans and we know they can play," Long said. "Give them time to heal up and the other ones don't get time to heal up because they are trying to make this squad or try and make to get to play."
SDSU will hope for no more injuries with only four days left of fall camp.
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