The Texas A&M Aggies suffered a huge blow on Tuesday when they learned that defensive tackle Kirby Ennis has a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.
Ennis suffered the injury in Texas A&M’s 45-33 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 28, the last time the Aggies took the field. Ennis, who was injured in the first half, attempted to return later in the game after putting a brace on, but again had to be helped off of the field.
Ennis will be replaced by true freshman defensive tackle Isaiah Golden.
Ennis was suspended for the Aggies’ season-opener, a 52-31 victory over the Rice Owls, for a “violation of team rules.” That violation was a gun charge Ennis was arrested for back in February.
Ennis didn’t play much in his first three years in College Station, which included a redshirt year, but started 11 games in 2012. He had 23 tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack in his redshirt junior season.
The 6’4, 310 lb. space eater’s replacement, Golden, is listed at 6’2 and 330 lbs.
Golden tragically lost his two-year old daughter in September.
The Aggies will take on the Ole Miss Rebels at 8:30 pm EST Saturday.