Louisville loses key offensive lineman Renato Brown to a season ending injury
Before the Louisville Cardinals kicked off against Pitt 2 weeks ago, offensive lineman Renato Brown slipped on the wet Pitt turf and was taken back to the locker room. Because of the fall he had, he had to have surgery on his knee which will keep him out for the rest of the season.
Just when Cardinal fans thought they were over the Pitt loss, things from that game still linger onto the team now. Renato Brown was one of Louisville’s most experienced players and losing him is a bigger deal than most fans think. He started all 13 games last football season, and started the first 6 games of this season as well. Pitt got some pressure last week on Jack Plummer and Renato Brown could have been one of the reasons why.
We learned this during Brohm‘s weekly media presser where he said:
"“I’m not sure if that was some of the reason, but he’s had surgery and he’s out for the year, we’ll try to get him back the start of next season”"
Brown was a bigger part of the success of the offensive line has had in the past 2 seasons. It is a big loss for this Louisville offensive that has been explosive in the run and pass this year, thank to the offensive line.
Pitt’s turf should be something that is legitimately be looked into. Not only is it one of the most notoriously bad turfs in college football, but having real turf on a football field is something of old and needs to be updated. Injuries like this are the exact reason why.
Head coach Jeff Brohm also listed Jawhar Jordan and Jarvis Brownlee as questionable for saturday’s game against #20 Duke this weekend.