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Report: Pitt WR Dontez Ford Has A Broken Collarbone

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Dontez Ford (19) (Photo credit: David Hague)

Football coaches always talk about fighting through adversity during a season and that’s certainly going to be the case with the Pitt football team this year. The injury bug has struck Pat Narduzzi’s team again.

KDKA-TV’s Rich Walsh is reporting that senior Dontez Ford has a broken collarbone. Walsh says that Ford will undergo surgery immediately and its unknown how much time he’ll be sidelined.

Dontez Ford (19) (Photo credit: David Hague)

Dontez Ford (19) (Photo credit: David Hague)

The senior from McKees Rocks played in all 13 games for Pitt last season and led the team with an average of 19.4 yards per catch. This season, Ford got off to a slow start but was still Pitt’s #1 receiver and his loss will be a blow to the offense.

The loss of Ford means that younger players will have to step up like freshman Aaron Mathews, who’ll see an increase in playing time.

Aaron Mathews (6) (Photo credit: David Hague)

Aaron Mathews (6) (Photo credit: David Hague)

This is the 3rd major injury that Pat Narduzzi’s team has suffered: Ford (collarbone), Dewayne Hendrix (foot) and Elijah Zeise (ankle).

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