Bacon out for up to month

Army junior free safety and three-year starter Geoff Bacon didn’t make the trip to Dallas for today’s game against Louisiana Tech and could miss up to a month following wrist surgery.

Bacon, who is second on the team in tackles and led Army in stops last season, had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his wrist on Wednesday. He left last Saturday’s 25-11 loss to Wake Forest in the second quarter with an injury but returned to finish the game with a soft cast on his left wrist. Bacon had played in the first 28 games of his Army career and had started the last 19 games.

Juniors Hayden Pierce or Steve Ricciardi could start in place of Bacon. Pierce has started 17 games in his Army career at strong safety and cornerback. Ricciardi would be making his first start. He has made two tackles on special teams this season.

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