BYU's Troy Warner likely out for the season

Troy Warner breaks up a pass at Cincinnati in 2016 (Gary Landers, AP)

BYU Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake announced Monday that sophomore cornerback Troy Warner would likely miss the rest of the season due to injury. Warner suffered the injury in the first half of the game at East Carolina on Saturday.

Fred Warner also confirmed the status of his brother during media interviews on Monday.

Warner came to BYU in 2016. As a true freshman he played in 10 games, and became a starter midway through the season. He finished the season with 21 tackles, one fumble recovery, and seven pass breakups. Warner had started all eight games this year, and totaled 36 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one fumble recovery, and five pass break ups.

Warner's seven pass break ups in 2016 were a team high; one more than his older brother Fred. This year, Troy is tied with Dayan Ghanwoloku for most pass break ups.

Chris Wilcox, another sophomore, is expected to fill the open cornerback spot.

Troy Warner is the 35th BYU player to miss playing time this year due to injury.

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