Nov 26, 2013; DeKalb, IL, USA; Western Michigan Broncos cornerback Ronald Zamort (7) sits on the bench against the Northern Illinois Huskies during the first quarter at Huskie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Western Michigan loses defensive back to injury

Western Michigan defensive back Garrett Smith may miss the 2014 season with a knee injury.

According to MLive beat reporter David Drew, Smith sustained a knee injury earlier this week and hasn’t been practicing.

“Smith suffered a major knee injury during the first day of practice on Monday,” Drew wrote Friday, “and has been sidelined since with his knee wrapped and in a brace.”

Although details of the injury are sparse right now, it could be a season-ending injury for the senior back-up defensive back.

“P.J. Fleck didn’t have all of the specifics, but the Western Michigan football coach said on Friday the prognosis didn’t look good for senior cornerback Garrett Smith,” Drew added. “Fleck said he hopes Smith can return at some point this season, but the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder could miss the season.”

With Donald Celiscar and Ronald Zamort returning as the starting corners, Smith’s injury doesn’t necessarily hurt the Broncos this season. Plus WMU has a handful of transfer and freshman players who are vying for spots somewhere in the defensive backfield.

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