One potential starter may have just suffered his third season-ending injury Chet Strange/Getty Images
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 15: Wide receiver Tre Tipton #5 of the Pittsburgh Panthers runs the ball during the Panthers' game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

This is just sad.

On Monday, Pittsburgh announced that wide receiver Tre Tipton would miss the 2017 season due to a non-football knee injury.

“I know I speak for the entire team in saying we are all disappointed for Tre,” head coachh Pat Narduzzi said in Pitt’s statement. “He is an absolutely outstanding young man and teammate. Even though he is unable to play this fall, we know Tre is going to be an invaluable figure in our wide receivers room while he rehabs.”

Tipton, a class of 2015 recruit, was expected to contend for a starting spot with Pitt this year after the Panthers lost two of their top receiving targets from their 2016 team.

This is Tipton’s third season-ending knee injury in his career at Pitt, two of which have caused him to miss entire seasons. Tipton was able to play in nine games last season before the injury, where he had 203 total yards of offense and one touchdown for the season.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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