Just when you thought the Sun Devil cornerback situation could not get any more dire, it did.
On Tuesday, it was learned that Rashad Wadood would miss the season due to a torn labrum, dealing another blow to the ASU secondary.
This news comes not long after Devan Spann was lost for the year—and perhaps permanently—due to his own recurring shoulder injuries.
The news was first tweeted by The State Press' Master Tesfatsion.
Rashad Wadood is out for the year with a torn labrum. He will have surgery Friday and medical redshirt this year #ASU— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) September 4, 2012
While the Sun Devils have a solid top trio of Osahon Irabor, Deveron Carr and Robert Nelson, the depth behind them is frighteningly thin. Wadood, a 5-foot-11, 184-pound sophomore, was expected to battle for that fourth cornerback spot after seeing action last season.
Joe Eason and Ronald Kennedy Jr. have not made a push for playing time, and newcomer Oliver Johnson has been slow in getting up to speed. The lack of depth had led ASU to shift wide receiver Kevin Anderson over to cornerback during fall camp, and another former wide receiver, Jarrid Bryant (moved during the spring), joined Anderson in seeing action against NAU.