“It's really sad for Devin, who's a great kid who's battled back and rehabbed,” Gundy said. “It's tough to take.”
Hedgepeth first tore his Achilles in OSU's victory at Texas A&M last September, then re-tore it in December while getting out of bed. He was back on the field the first day of fall camp and returned to game action in the Cowboys' season-opener against Savannah State.
That means the recovery and progress of fellow backup corner Andrae May, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the spring, becomes even more important. May has returned to practice but has not yet played for the Cowboys this season.
“It's unfortunate with Devin,” Gundy said. “But hopefully we can get Andrae kind of up and going and kind of take his spot now that Devin won't be with us.”
GUNDY, SONS SPEND SATURDAY NIGHT DOVE HUNTING
Gundy joked last week that an 11 a.m. kickoff against ULL would allow him to be a “normal person” on a Saturday night.
So what do normal people do? Dove hunting, apparently.
Gundy said his original plan was to come home, change into comfortable clothes and watch some football. But His two youngest sons, Gunnar and Gage, had something else in mind.
“They said they wanted to go dove hunting,” Gundy said. “So I had to go back in there and change into my hunting clothes and go load the guns up and the shells up and the chairs up and the Mojos, and we went dove hunting for an hour and a half.”
Around 8 p.m., Gundy finally got to settle in and watch football, flipping back and forth between the Notre Dame-Michigan State, Utah-BYU and Texas-Ole Miss games. The Cowboys' next opponent is Texas on Sept. 29.