Florida Atlantic University offensive lineman Reggie Bain will miss the entire 2016-2017 season as the result of injuries he sustained during a car accident on Friday, according to a report from Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. The good news, however, is that Bain’s injuries are not life threatening.
Even so, Bain’s family has requested that his injuries not be disclosed, according to a press release from Florida Atlantic University, via Reynolds.
Head coach Charlie Partridge visited his injured offensive lineman at the hospital on Friday.
“I have been in constant contact and have visited with both Reggie and his family,” said Partridge. “His FAU football family has surrounded him with support and will continue to do so.”
Partridge went on to add that, even though people may be genuinely concerned for Bain’s condition, he cannot disclose any more details due to HIPPA law and the request of the family.
Bain was expected to serve as a significant part of Florida Atlantic’s offense this season. During the 2015-2016 season, he was so effective that he was named as a second-team All-Conference USA selection. This year, as he was entering his junior year, Bain was already named to the preseason all-conference team as well. The 6-4, 300-pound offensive lineman is currently 20 years old and does not turn 21 until April.
Florida Atlantic will open its season at home against Southern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Last season, the Owls finished with a disappointing 3-9 record.