Zayne “Train” Anderson is one of the toughest players on the roster unfortunately, unspecified shoulder injury inhibited his time on the field.
Anderson is out for the rest of 2018 with a season ending surgery. But, he will return next year. Since he only played in four games, which allows him to redshirt this year. This top defensive player hasn’t used his redshirt in his career, and cashing it in couldn’t have came at a better time.
Anderson missed the McNeese and Washington game due to this injury. He decided to play verse Utah State, since he could technically play one more game before he couldn’t redshirt. To his dismay, that would be his last game.
With the news of not being able to step back on to the field, Anderson released this statement on Instagram,
“If you know me, you know how much this game means to me and how hard I work for it. It’s frustrating when injuries come along but that’s all part of the game.
My injury early in the season has kept me out of games and limited my ability to play to my potential. This injury will require surgery and I won’t be playing for the rest of the year. As much as this hurts, I realize that everything happens for a reason and I know God has a plan for me.
I’m going to redshirt this season, which will allow me to have another season and be back and better in 2019. I’m frustrated I won’t be able to finish this season with my teammates, but in the meantime I’ll be giving this team my full support.. I’m so excited to see what this team accomplishes this season and I’ll have their backs every step of the way.”
All of Cougar Nations wishes Zayne Anderson a speedy recovering and looks forward to his leadership and experience next season.