Boston College standout guard Christian Mahogany told ESPN on Thursday that he tore the ACL in his right knee and will likely miss the entire 2023 season.
Mahogany said he tore the ACL in May and had it surgically repaired on May 27 in New York. A timeline hasn’t been determined but the typical recover period of six to nine months would only gave him a slim chance of seeing any action this year.
Mahogany, a junior, said he is focused on playing for Boston College in 2023.
“I think I’m probably going to come back because it’s hard,” Mahogany said of recovering from an injury. “I’m going to leave no doubt on my college career. Especially after an injury like this, I’m going to prove that I can still do it.”
Mahogany was being discussed as a potential high pick in the 2023 NFL draft. He was a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection last season.
Now the two-year starter will be watching a lot of football instead of playing it.
“I’m up and down,” Mahogany told ESPN of his emotions. “Some days it’s up, and some it’s down. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude. This is the plan for me. This is something that I have to overcome in my career. I’m going to make a full recovery and come back by any means necessary.”