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Temple's Sean Boyle receives medical redshirt

Temple fifth-year senior Sean Boyle has been cleared for a medical redshirt.

Temple's Sean Boyle receives medical redshirt

Temple fifth-year senior Sean Boyle has been cleared for a medical redshirt. (Michael Dwyer/AP file photo)
Temple fifth-year senior Sean Boyle has been cleared for a medical redshirt. (Michael Dwyer/AP file photo)

Temple fifth-year senior Sean Boyle has been cleared for a medical redshirt.

As a result, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound center will return for a sixth-year next season likely as an offensive tackle.

Boyle, who missed the last two games with a left shoulder injury, has been hampered by shoulder injuries during his career.

After playing in every game as a true freshman in 2008, Boyle had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder at the end of the season.

Boyle seemed to have recovered and was the starting center in the 2009 season opener against Villanova. But he strained the labrum a couple of days later at practice. As a result, Boyle lost his starting position. He managed to participate on special teams and in a reserve role despite pain.

But the right shoulder didn't hold up. He suffered another tear in his labrum against UCLA in the season-ending EagleBank Bowl.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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