The most important aspect of fall football camp is ensuring players are learning and prepared for the upcoming season, but only slightly behind that is simply escaping without major injuries. The Texas A&M Aggies had been moving along with only seemingly minor injuries throughout the first 10 days of practice, that changed this week. After internet rumors swirled, Jimbo Fisher confirmed that Texas A&M Aggies freshman tight end Baylor Cupp injured his ankle on Monday, which required surgery on Tuesday. While Fisher was reluctant to provide a timetable, speculation has been that Cupp will likely miss the entire 2019 season.
Cupp was the top-rated tight end in the 2019 recruiting class, and was challenging to be the starter following the departure of Jace Sternberger to the NFL. With Cupp sidelined for the foreseeable future, A&M will likely turn to sophomore Glenn Beal (who also saw a lot of first team reps along with Cupp) and true freshman Jalen Wydermyer. Redshirt sophomore Camron Horry, who a year ago switched positions to defensive end, moved back to tight end for 2019 and will provide additional depth.