Vanderbilt lost some depth on its defensive line after Eddie Zinn-Turner announced this week that he’s had surgery to repair a season-ending knee injury.

Zinn-Turner suffered the injury in the preseason, and therefore hasn’t played a game this season. He first tried to avoid surgery, but ultimate re-injured the knee and surgery became unavoidable. He tweeted that the surgery went well and he promised that this is not the end.

“Sad to say this season was done before it started, but I know god has a plan and he does not make mistakes,” he wrote.

The Marist transfer was expected to play a fifth year of college football at Vanderbilt. To play next season, Zinn-Turner must apply, and be granted, for a sixth year injury waiver by the NCAA.

The Canton, Ohio native is 6-foot-1 and 315 pounds.

Last year at Marist, he had 49 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two blocked kicks and three pass deflections