I also believe there could be a medical red-shirt in this case. If not, maybe go on a mission?
You mean I'm the first that gets to say it this time?
Normally, a player has five years to complete four seasons of eligibility. You get one redshirt year.
If a first redshirt was for medical reasons, a player can apply for a second redshirt/sixth year should an injury in a subsequent season cause him/her to miss that season. Such was the case with Kenny Anunike of the Duke football team.
However, Marshall was healthy last season. He just didn't play. Therefore, he has four years left to complete his four years of eligibilty. Duke has no basis for asking for a medical redshirt sixth year.
That's one of the disadvantages of redshirting a healthy player. You lose the option of a medical redshirt down the line.
FWIW, this is beyond premature. Marshall is looking at returning as soon as the middle of next month, after missing a handful of games at most.
Jim... even if actually premature, this discussion is good info for me. I always wondered how a player gets 6 years. Thanks...
..CNN/SI is reporting that MP3 is out 6-8 weeks with a stress fracture.
If true, I am less concerned about the Nov. and early-Dec. games that he might miss, and more worried about the delayed conditioning and practice/development for a kid who we were hoping would be a a part of the core rotation this year. This will put him 6-8 weeks behind the rest of the team. Hopefully he can catch up quickly.
Does the five-year window still apply to an incoming freshman, since he's NEVER played a game for us, is the clock already running, so to speak?
This kind of reminds me of two years ago (maybe three?) when Mason hurt his foot over the summer. Unfortunately it seemed like it really set him back. Hopefully Marshsll can make him the lost ground more quickly. Even if he doesn't get a lot of game time, he's really valuable to bang around inside with Mason and Ryan in practice.
"Just be you. You is Enough."