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BREAKING: WR Tyre McCants Sprained MCL vs. Temple

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The junior from Niceville has carved out a nice role in the USF offense.

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Per his Snapchat, junior wide receiver Tyre McCants sprained the MCL in his right knee during last nights 43-7 win vs Temple.

McCants said on his Snapchat that "hopefully it’s nothing worse than that."

McCants has made his mark at USF being the best downfield blocker in school history. At 5-11, 236 pounds, he uses his size and frame as well as anyone on the roster. There’s a decent chance McCants was downfield blocking on the majority of your favorite runs over the last two seasons.

As a traditional receiver he’s not bad either. He’s currently second on the team in catches (7) and yards (160) and tied for first with two touchdowns in 2017. He is the last USF wide receiver to top 100-yards in game, doing so against SMU last season.

Fellow slot receiver Deangelo Antoine missed the Temple game due to an injury and while the position has plenty of depth, the Bulls will need both of them healthy to continue their quest for a conference title.

According to this website, depending in the severity of the sprain, McCants could miss anywhere from three-to-six weeks for a Grade 1 sprain and eight-to-twelve weeks for a Grade 2 or Grade 3 sprain.

With ECU next week and a bye week following that, the timing of the injury could be worse. USF faces Cincinnati in 22 days.