HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University's football team will be without defensive captain Devin Arrington for Saturday's 2 p.m. game versus Memphis -- and likely longer, Marshall Coach Doc Holliday said Tuesday.
Holliday said the knee injury Arrington suffered in the Thundering Herd's 54-17 loss to the University of Central Florida last Saturday will probably keep him out of action for two to three weeks. Arrington, a fifth-year senior, spent most of the second half of the UCF game on the sidelines without a helmet and with a brace wrapped around his right knee.
Deon Meadows played in Arrington's stead. The 5-foot-11, 223-pound sophomore recorded seven tackles, four solo, forced and recovered a fumble and blocked an extra point.
"When somebody gets hurt, somebody else has to step in and get it done," Holliday said. "Deon did and did some good things and that was good to see."
Arrington is fifth on the team with 47 tackles, 31 solo, with two for a loss. He also has one 18-yard interception, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.
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Travon Van, the redshirt sophomore running back-turned-corner, remains on the shelf for the Marshall football team, but according to his Twitter feed, he might have played his last game for the Thundering Herd.
According to his feed, he replied to a follower at 7:13 p.m. Monday night that he had been granted his release two weeks before.
"To Be honest I got Release 2 weeks ago," Van tweeted. "My mom is real sick so Marshall is helping me get closer to her."