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Cougs' offensive line taking big loss?
WSU right tackle Rico Forbes (6-6, 287), a redshirt junior this season, has a likely torn ACL and is probably out for the season, the sources tell CF.C.
Until the swelling goes down and further testing is performed the prognosis won't be officially concluded but it looks about 99 percent certain Forbes will need major surgery that will likely cost him the 2012 season.
Forbes limped off the field on Day 1 of fall camp, and it actually didn't appear all that serious at the time. But Forbes, while on occasion doing some light workouts on the side, has been on crutches ever since.
Forbes was listed as the starting right tackle on the post-spring depth chart released just before fall camp began. Walk on Gunnar Eklund was listed as the No. 2 right tackle, and also as the No. 2 left tackle.
Fifth-year senior Dan Spitz (6-7, 297), listed as the starting right guard on the depth chart, has been the primary right tackle running with the starting unit since Day 2 of fall camp.
There has been some mixing and matching going on but in general, the Cougs' starting o-line in fall camp has primarily featured: John Fullington at LT; Matt Goetz (LG/C); Taylor Meighen (C); Jake Rodgers (RG) and Spitz (RT). Elliot Bosch has seen some work at center as well. Wade Jacobson has missed some practices and not been fully padded up in others. Again, Leach doesn't discuss injuries but it could be the Cougs are easing Jacobson, coming off back surgery, into things over the course of the fall camp. Jacobson has 15 starts in his 16-game WSU career. Jacobson entered fall camp listed as the starting left guard but can also play tackle, though he's said he likes best to play inside.
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