Scott Roorda, who started at right guard for Temple last season, had season-ending back surgery.
The Owls will replace the 6-3, 300-pound senior from Westmoreland, NY most likely with University of Maryland transfer Peter White (6-4, 330). White has held down the starting right guard position since the start of camp.
Last season Roorda played in all 11 games with four starts at right guards. He also played on the field goal unit.
“We were hoping that he might be able to make it back but it doesn’t look like it now,” Temple coach Matt Rhule said of Roorda.