Toledo’s Singer to miss 2011 seasonWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Entering the 2011 season Toledo returned nine starters. Now that total is down to seven.
Senior free safety Mark Singer will miss the 2011 season with a torn labrum. He will redshirt this season and return to the team in 2012.
Singer suffered a shoulder injury to the same shoulder as his torn labrum during the spring but Beckman said in the “Q and A” section of this year’s media guide he was expected to be “back to full strength by August.” It is unknown whether Singer’s injury worsened or if it was injured during a separate incident.
Singer finished fourth on the team in tackles (73) in 2010 including a career-high eight in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. He played in all 37 games over the past three seasons and started all 13 games last year.
Toledo’s third leading tackler from 2010, Isaiah Ballard, was removed from the program on May 25. The Rockets had planned to return three of their top four in tackles from last season, but with the injury to Singer and dismissal of Ballard, only linebacker Dan Molls will be back in 2011.
Ross Madison is listed at second on the UT depth chart. The 6-foot-1, 193 pound sophomore from Leesburg, Va. played in all 13 games last season totaling nine tackles.