Aug 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles head coach Steve Addazio during the second half against the Villanova Wildcats at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College Eagles lose starting defensive tackle Mehdi Abdesmad

Less than a week after the Boston College Eagles probably got a confidence boost from going toe-to-toe with the eighth ranked Florida State Seminoles (although Eagles head coach Steve Addazio blasted the concept of a moral victory), they’ve gotten a series of bad news.

First, word surfaced that the government shutdown could impact the Eagles’ matchup with the Army Black Knights Saturday.

Now, the Eagles have received the news that starting defensive tackle Mehdi Abdesmad is out for the season. Abdesmad suffered a torn patellar tendon in the loss to the Seminoles and will have surgery to repair the injury this week. Addazio reported the news Wednesday.

Abdesmad is a 6’7, 278 lb. junior out of Ceqep du Vieux in Montreal, Quebec.

As a sophomore, Abdesmad started eight games and played in 11. Abdesmad had 25 tackles, three tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

This season, Adbesmad was part of a much improved defensive line that gave a solid Seminoles offensive line problems Saturday. On the season, Adbesmad has 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.

If the Eagles don’t play Army this week, they’ll next be in action on October 12 when they visit the Clemson Tigers.


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