Moving forward, the Illinois State University football team will be without their top two wide receivers.

Sophomore Taylor Grimes will be out the remainder of the season after he tore two ligaments in his knee and now must undergo surgery. Sophomore Andrew Edgar broke his collarbone and will be out of this season indefinitely.

This is a huge blow to the Redbirds’ offense. Edgar leads the Redbirds with 14 catches with 252 yards, while Grimes comes in at second with 11 for 213.

Edgar's injury came during his best game to date. The injury came late in the game against Northern Arizona when he came crashing to the ground. He finished with 12 receptions for 228 yards.

Preparing a new receiver to step up will be key for the Redbirds. Cole Blackman, Kacper Rutkiewicz and Robert Gillum are candidates to receive more targets in the wake of the injuries.

Senior guard Gabe Megginson has also experienced an injury. A recent back surgery will likely put Megginson on the shelf for the remainder of the year.

JAKE SERMERSHEIM is a Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_jrserme@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSermersheim


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