photo courtesy of Cam Kramer
This morning, Seth Duckworth of PistolsFiringBlog which covers Oklahoma State University, posted a story about an injury to two-time All-American Kaid Brock. Duckworth reports that Kaid recently underwent surgery to “replace a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee”.
Brock is coming off a season where he missed the NCAA podium for the first time after AA’ing as a freshman and sophomore at 133 lbs. In the 2018-19 season, Kaid competed at 141 lbs, was the Big 12 runner-up and advanced to the NCAA Round of 12 before getting eliminated by Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop. There were some whispers that Brock may drop back down to 133 lbs for the 2019-20 season, if Daton Fix ends up taking an Olympic redshirt. With the start of the season less than three months away, Brock will miss a significant chunk of the year, just how much remains to be seen.
This is not the first time that an injury has wiped out his season. Kaid stormed onto the scene in 2015-16 as a true freshman and pinned the defending national champion Cody Brewer (Oklahoma State), before injuring a knee at the Southern Scuffle. Brock was able to use a redshirt for that season.