"After speaking with Montel, Kaleb and our medical personnel, we decided to seek hardship waivers for both student-athletes," coach Frank Spaziani said in a prepared statement. "Our doctors have stated their injuries will preclude both from returning for the remainder of this season. Both have expressed a desire to return for an additional year. We will begin the process immediately. This will enable Montel and Kaleb to concentrate on healing from their injuries and, hopefully, return for injury-free senior seasons."
The NCAA may grant hardship waivers to student-athletes with season-ending injuries who have appeared in fewer than 30 percent of their team's competitions, with none coming after the midway point of the season.