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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Spartans receiver A.J. Troup out for year

By Brian Bennett

Michigan State sophomore receiver A.J. Troup will miss the 2013 season after undergoing knee surgery, MLive.com reports.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder had yet to see any game action for the Spartans, but he was the only wide receiver who caught a touchdown pass in each of Michigan State's three spring football scrimmages. He had a 46-yard touchdown reception in the spring game and was hoping to contribute to a still inexperienced receiving corps.

Instead, it's another tough break for Troup, who tore his ACL in high school and then reinjured his knee in 2011, leading to a redshirt season.

The Spartans lost another receiver this offseason when Juwan Caesar transferred, eventually winding up at Florida A&M. The way Michigan State's passing game went last year, the team can't afford to lose too many more options.