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Texas A&M Aggies tight end Jalen Wydermyer to miss spring after 'freak off-the-field' accident

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said on Thursday that tight end Jalen Wydermyer, a Mackey Award finalist and key target for the Aggies last year as a sophomore, will miss this spring after cutting his hand in a "freak off-the-field accident."

Fisher said the injury required surgery on a tendon.

"It's all fine," he said. "It's got to get stretched out. He can't take any hits or anything on it."

After finishing No. 4 last season and just missing the College Football Playoff, A&M will open spring drills on Monday looking to find a replacement at quarterback for four-year starter Kellen Mond.