West Virginia offensive lineman Josh Sills (Jr.-R) will miss the entire 2019 season due to an injury, head coach Neal Brown announced in his press conference this morning.
Sills tweeted a picture saying that the surgery was successful and is ready to start his road to recovery. It appears that the injury and surgery were to his shoulder
Surgery was a success! Now starts the recovery process for a bigger and healthier year ahead. Looking forward to the journey! pic.twitter.com/rWnxjkrJVr— Josh Sills (@josh_sills73) September 24, 2019
“He will miss the remainder of the year. I hate it for him, but it was necessary for him and his recovery,” said Brown of the surgery. He described Sills’ injury as a “normal football injury” but did not disclose the nature or location of the injury. Brown said this “injury is something that’s been lingering,” and noted it was not related to the injury that kept Sills out of the N.C. State game.
Sills redshirted his freshman year, then played 12 and 13 games in his freshman and sophomore years of eligibility. The Sarahsville, Ohio, native will hopefully be eligible for a medial redshirt from the NCAA, as he suffered an incapacitating injury in the first half of the season. Sills played in the first two games of the season.
Brown stated the team has not yet inquired about a medial redshirt.