In another unfortunate blow to the Wake Forest football team, the Deacs will be without WR Sage Surratt for the remainder of the season due to an injury he suffered against Virginia Tech, presumably to his shoulder. Dave Clawson announced the devastating news in his weekly press conference.
Sage Surratt is out for the season, Dave Clawson says.— Conor O'Neill (@ConorONeillWSJ) November 12, 2019
Surratt was having an all-time season for Wake Forest at wide receiver. His 1001 yards receiving put him at 5th in the nation in yards and make him the only Power 5 player to reach the 1000 yard mark so far this season. He is also 5th in the nation in touchdown catches with 11. With 111.2 receiving yards per game, Surratt was on pace to finish the season with 1,445 yards (including bowl game), breaking Chris Givens’ single season record of 1330 yards.
With the injury status of Scotty Washington still up in the air, the Deacs will have to rely on a younger, less experienced corps of receivers in Waydale Jones, Steven Claude, A.T. Perry, and Donavon Greene for the rest of the season. I’d guess the Deacs will also rely more on Kendall Hinton and Jack Freudenthal in the passing game for final 4 games of the season.
Injuries suck. Get well soon Sage!