Brown says Ryan is out, James is questionable for Iowa State game

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WVU football coach Neal Brown provided an injury update on two of West Virginia’s most productive wide receivers.

Both redshirt freshman Sam James and sophomore Sean Ryan were knocked out of the Texas game due to injury, but one player could be back in time for the Mountaineers’ next game vs. Iowa State.

It’s not Ryan — Brown confirmed Tuesday that the Temple transfer has undergone surgery following an upper body injury, but the head coach noted that Ryan could still return later this season.

“I hate it for Sean, too, because he was starting to play really well,” Brown said. “And the play he got hurt on he made a great play.”

On the other hand, James is listed as questionable for the game against the Cyclones. Brown says that he will learn more later in the week, and could possibly provide an update on him as soon as this Thursday.

James has emerged as WVU’s top receiver so far this season, totaling 329 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ryan has also made an impact in his debut season, contributing 168 yards himself.

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