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Zach Frazier Updates WVU Fans on His Injury

Nov 4, 2023; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers offensive lineman Zach Frazier (54) celebrates with fans after defeating the Brigham Young Cougars at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia offensive lineman Zach Frazier has been one of the best lineman in program history, but his career in Morgantown is not coming to an end how anyone expected.

After suffering a scary injury in the Mountaineers’ Week 13 win over Baylor, Frazier underwent surgery on Monday, effectively ending his season and his time at West Virginia. The Mountaineers’ center released a positive update for fans on Tuesday night.


Frazier posted an update from his notes app which reads, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out and prayed for me. The past few days have not been easy. I had to have surgery Monday morning. Thankfully everything went well. I wanted to thank all the doctors, athletic training staff, and nurses who have helped me over the past few days.”

He then continued by reflecting on his career with the Mountaineers saying, “Saturday night was not how I pictured my career at West Virginia ending, but I would do it all again. This is a little setback, but I will be back stronger. I know God has a plan for me.”

Frazier has been one of the top offensive linemen in the country over the past few seasons and his dominance continued in 2023. Frazier joined Kansas State OL Cooper Beebe as a finalist for the 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy, an award that recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance, and exemplary leadership.

While Frazier’s career in the Big 12 came to a close on Saturday night, the West Virginia native has a long journey in the National Football League waiting for him once he’s able to return.

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