San Jose State wide receiver Noel Grigsby confirmed he has a torn meniscus in his left knee, which is what has kept him out since practice leading up to their game against Stanford. Grigsby has surgery to repair it in September, but will be out the rest of the regular season for the Spartans. Grigsby and the Spartans are hoping that he will be able to be back for the bowl season.
First, the Spartans are 3-3 and would have to qualify for a Bowl game for that to happen. Second, should San Jose State qualify for a bowl game and Grigsby play in it, it would mean he would not be eligible for a medical redshirt. As such, he would then be declaring for the NFL Draft and try to be healthy throughout the draft process, ply his trade in an All-Star game and try to help his case for the NFL Draft in May.
Grigsby has the talent to play in the NFL and while taking a medical redshirt may seem like a good idea, the Spartans’ quarterback David Fales will be leaving for the NFL after this season. Adjusting to a new quarterback and coming back for another year may not be an ideal situation for Grigsby and he might rather just learn to adjust to a new quarterback in the NFL. In spite of the missed time, Grigsby ranks high in a number of San Jose State marks including the all-time record for career receptions at the school. The Spartans are idle this week but host Wyoming led by their talented passer Brett Smith next Saturday.