What Happened To Corey Platt Jr.? Willie Fritz Reveals Houston LB To Miss 2024 Season

    Houston HC Willie Fritz had some somber news for Big 12 Media Days when he revealed that new LB Corey Platt Jr. would miss this season.

    When Willie Fritz left his post at the helm of the Tulane Green Wave for the Houston Cougars this offseason, he brought with him three high-profile transfers from his team in New Orleans — safety Kentrell Webb, defensive lineman Keith Cooper, and linebacker Corey Platt Jr.

    Fritz revealed at Big 12 Media Days that one of those three, Platt, won’t play this year after suffering a season-ending injury during a team workout after spring practice.

    Houston LB Corey Platt Jr. Out for the Year

    The usual optimism of Big 12 Media Days took a backseat to the serious revelation that Platt would miss his first season in Houston. Fritz told the media that Platt tore his Achilles in a post-spring workout.

    For any athlete, tearing an Achilles is devastating, but even more so for Platt after missing most of last season with the same injury. The former Tulane talent was only able to play in one game last year before tearing his Achilles and having surgery. It is unclear if it was a recurrence of that same injury that will keep him off the field for the upcoming college campaign.

    Recovery time after surgery to repair a torn Achilles varies based on the degree of the tear. Still, the general consensus is that it takes anywhere from nine to 12 months to recover enough to resume playing football.

    For Platt to make it through that recovery only to be saddled with the same injury and have to start the whole recovery process over is a massive mental and physical task for the sophomore from Little Rock.

    Platt played three seasons at Tulane for Fritz, appearing in 15 games with 40 tackles, three for a loss, two sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery, and a pass defense. In the only game he appeared in last year, he registered 15 tackles and a sack to open the season against South Alabama.

    Before his injury, Platt was penciled in as a starter for the Cougars this fall.

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