Goode ruled out for season opener


Junior wide receiver Tyshon Goode attempts to run the ball into the end zone during the Flashes’ last regular season game at Dix Stadium on Nov. 19. Goode’s 4th quarter touchdown put the Flashes ahead 28-22 and allowed them to defeat Eastern Michigan. Photo by Jessica Yanesh.

Tim Dorst

Senior wide receiver Tyshon Goode will be watching from the sidelines when Kent State takes the field to kick off the 2012 football season.

Goode, who suffered an hamstring injury on the second day of training camp in early August, has been ruled out for the Flashes’ season opener against Towson on Aug. 30.

Head coach Darrell Hazell announced the decision to keep Goode out of the opener during a press conference Monday afternoon. Hazell said while Goode’s injured hamstring is on the road to recovery, the team wants to play it safe and make sure Goode is 100 percent healthy before he plays again.

“We’re going to be smart about it,” Hazell said “The hamstring is making significant progress, but he’s not going to be ready for Thursday night.”

Goode emerged as one of Kent State’s top receivers last season, recording 24 catches for 316 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games.

Hazell said Goode could see action on the field as early as the second game, when the Flashes travel to Kentucky to face the Wildcats on Sept. 8.

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