Jimbo Fisher announces All-SEC tight end Jalen Wydermyer will miss spring camp following 'freak, off-the-field accident'
One of the Southeastern Conference’s best tight ends will miss all of spring camp as Jalen Wydermyer suffered an injury following a “freak, off-the-field” incident.
That’s according to Jimbo Fisher who just wrapped up his first media availability of the spring down in College Station.
“Wydermyer cut a finger on a hand in a freak, off-the-field accident that required surgery on a tendon,” Fisher shared on Thursday. “It’s all fine. Just got to get it stretched out, just can’t take any hits or anything on it.”
Thankfully Wydermyer is going to be fine as losing the Second-Team All-SEC selection would have been a big blow to Texas A&M’s offense in 2021. Wydermyer was named a John Mackey Award finalist during his sophomore season after catching 46 passes for 506 yards and six touchdowns.
For his college career, Wydermyer has racked up 78 catches for 953 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Aggies in just two seasons of play.
Wydermyer won’t be the only Aggie held out for spring as receiver Caleb Chapman is out, “He should be fully healthy by the end (of spring),” Fisher said of Chapman. The receiver was lost for the season during Texas A&M’s win over Florida on Oct. 10.
Offensive linemen Grayson Reed and Trey Zuhn are out and tight end Blake Smith will miss time after tweaking his knee during rehab.
Additionally, receiver Demond Demas won’t be able to participate for the Aggies until after his university conduct hearing following a recent arrest. Fisher indicated Demas should be cleared to go once that happens but could not provide any information on when that hearing would be held.