After saying earlier this summer that outside linebacker Trevon Young was progressing rapidly and could return for the 2016 season, Bobby Petrino broke the news at the ACC Kickoff on Friday that Young will redshirt and won't see the field again until 2017.
Young suffered a dislocated and fractured hip in the first quarter of Louisville's Music City Bowl win over Texas A&M. He had surgery to repair the injury the day after the game, and was given a recovery time of 8-12 months.
"We're going to miss Trevon," Petrino told Drew Deener on 93.9 The Ville. "He's very, very good player, particularly on third down. He put a lot of pressure on the quarterbacks, made some big plays to help us win games. He was really stressing out about trying to come back for this season, and he just got to a point where he didn't better for a while. So I think it's been a relief to him to know that he's redshirting. His mother tells me that it's really helped relieve some anxiety that he was going through. He still has a very bright future ahead of him."
Young had a breakout junior season in 2015, registering 8.5 sacks, 32 tackles and 10 tackles for loss. His 8.5 sacks were second on the team behind Devonte Fields, and seventh in the ACC.