Just when it appeared Travis Green was hitting his stride as Kansas State’s starting free safety, his season now appears in question with an injured right leg.
Though K-State football coach Bill Snyder hasn’t supplied a firm prognosis on Green’s health status since Green was helped off the field and taken to the locker room last week during a game against Texas Tech, Green offered a glimpse into the severity of his injury Thursday morning on his Twitter account. He revealed that he requires an arthroscopic procedure to properly diagnose his ailment.
“Won’t know what’s really wrong with my leg until after scoping,” Green tweeted at 8:09 Thursday morning. The tweet has since been deleted.
An arthroscopic procedure on Green’s right knee means he will be out of action for at least the short term and possibly the season. Surgeons use arthroscopic procedures to visualize, diagnose, and fix injuries inside a joint, commonly torn ligaments for football players.
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Green was sidelined after six games last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He played well back then despite limited opportunities, making three tackles and forcing a fumble.
He was doing much more this season. The junior and former Iowa Western Community College transfer has made a major impact since joining the starting lineup against Auburn, making 18 tackles and two interceptions. Both of his interceptions came against Texas Tech. He injured his right knee while returning the second.
Dylan Schellenberg figures to replace Green when K-State travels to Oklahoma for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Oct. 18. Schellenberg opened the season as K-State’s starting free safety, but has played sparingly since Green replaced him. Schellenberg has made 11 tackles and broken up a pass this season.