Ohio’s starting TE lost for the entire 2015 season


And, no, not Brady Hoke‘s Ohio either.

At a summer camp practice early this past week, Troy Mangen sustained a significant knee injury.  Significant enough, in fact, that it’s likely the tight end will be sidelined for the entire year.

As Ohio head coach Frank Solich put it, “[i]t appears to be a season-ending injury.”

Mangen has started 14 games the past two seasons, including 10 in 2014. Last year as a true sophomore, he was sixth on the team with 19 receptions for 147 yards.

Suffice to say, the 6-5, 252-pound junior was expected to be a key cog in an OU team that figures to be engaged in a season-long battle with Akron and Bowling Green for MAC East supremacy.