I have received several reports that Austin Wallace’s knee injury will sideline him for the remainder of the season. Not only that, but it would appear that due to the serious nature of the injury, multiple operations will be necessary, possibly ruling out next season as well.
After his redshirt year last season, and now possibly two seasons of inactivity, I feel very sorry for Austin and what this means for his career at Pitt. His short playing time this season (12 minutes) could be all that he gets, unless he were to stay and return to action in his senior year. It might be possible for him to qualify for a medical redshirt for this season, but I don’t know how likely that would be.
Wallace has been lauded by Coach Dixon on many occasions for having one of the biggest hearts and best attitudes on the team. He is a hard worker and gives a great positive energy in each game.
As such a young player, with so much hope of improving and getting more playing time, this has to be just devastating. I think it would be great for the Zoo to let Austin know that we appreciate all he has done in the short time he has been here.
Please leave a comment after this post and then after a while I’ll send it to him.