Golden Nuggets: Good news and bad news for Portland State game

Otto Greule Jr

Let's get some updates on players' statuses heading into the Portland State game

Perhaps the biggest--and worst--news entering the second week of the season is that safety Avery Sebastian will miss the entire rest of the season due to a torn Achilles.

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Wide receiver Spencer Hagan will be retiring from his playing career due to a knee injury he suffered in 2012. Nevertheless, he remains optimistic for his future:

And the ambiguous news is simply an update on defensive end Brennan Scarlett, whose lingering injury may be the result of a bone graft from his surgery in the spring.

Ready for some good news at last? Linebacker Khairi Fortt has been cleared for today's practice, which is promising for his status against the Vikings while quarterback Austin Hinder is serving as a team captain for the week.

And how about that fake field goal?! That must have taken lots of precise practice for such crisp execution, right?

Lastly, let's take a look forward at the Portland State game. Dykes already stated that he doesn't believe in bringing in the second-team players for more live practice and he reiterated that at today's press conference. Let's hope none of those guys get thrust into critical situations down the road...

But concerning Portland State, Dykes revealed the worst news of all:

Get ready to watch some defenders crash into the runningback as the quarterback trots down for six!

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