Air Force announced the loss of one of their more experienced defensive contributors on Wednesday, as senior LB Josh Kusan will miss the rest of the 2012 season due to a knee injury he suffered in their 28-21 OT loss to Navy on Saturday.
Kusan, a 6'0, 220-lb. from Ohio, was having the best season of his college career in 2012, with 16 tackles, including 2 for loss, and 1 INT through the Falcons first five games.
The timing of the injury occurs in the grey area between whether the NCAA would agree to a medical redshirt, but Air Force's status as a military academy may make Kusan's decision different than the average senior injured in his final season in school.
Kusan's absence will test a defense giving up 27.8 points a game in 2012, 77th-best in the country.
It may not be as big a deal in their next game, a road date at Wyoming, as the Cowboys rank 102nd in the nation in rush yards with 122.6 yards a contest.