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August 9, 2013

WVU loses Kyeremeh to injury

MORGANTOWN — This, that and who knows what all with the West Virginia University Mountaineers:

If there is a concern this year it is at cornerback, where things were dismal last year with the Mountaineers.

It didn’t get any better when it was announced that one of the contenders for a starting spot is out for the season.

Sophomore corner Nana Kyeremeh, who played in all 13 games last season as a freshman, will miss the 2013 season due to a shoulder injury.

“It was loose,” said coach Dana Holgorsen. “He went through all of spring with it being loose. It was loose when he got here, and then he played the year with it loose.”

Kyeremeh tried to go with it, but after a couple of practices it popped out again.

“We were contemplating surgery with him anyway. We know he has a redshirt year. It’s going to end up being good for him. He’s going to go ahead and get it fixed right now. Then, he’ll be back for spring. He’ll redshirt and be back for spring practice, so he’ll have three years and be fine,” Holgorsen said.

The problem is that Kyeremeh may not be alone in needing shoulder surgery.

Sophomore receiver Dante Campbell, who missed spring practice with shoulder surgery, had the shoulder pop again in practice.

“I don’t have an update on him,” Holgorsen said. “I don’t know if it’s another surgical procedure or what, but he didn’t practice yesterday, which was unfortunate for him.”

And, since this is football, two injuries are not enough. Junior college transfer running back Dreamius Smith has missed three days with a thigh injury but was supposed to return to practice on Thursday.

Of course, as Holgorsen learned last year, you never know.

“It’s obviously day-to-day,” the coach said, but added, “We thought Shawne Alston was day-to-day, too, but he ended up missing two months.”

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