Boston College Wide Receiver Ifeanyi Momah Out for 2011 Season with Knee Injury

Nicholas StanleyContributor IISeptember 5, 2011

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Ifeanyi Momah #3 of the Boston College Eagles catches the ball as Ibraheim Campbell #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats defends on September 3, 2011 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Boston College wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah will sit out the 2011 college football season with a torn ligament in his left knee, according to ESPN Boston.

The injury came during the Eagles' season-opener against Northwestern, and Momah was sure it wasn't serious at the end of the game.

"Honestly, even though the game just ended, we always have our heads up. We are ready for the next week and for the next challenge," Momah said after the game Saturday.

"We're disappointed that we lost this game, but it's not the end of the world. The season goes on, and we are going to be a really good team at the end of the year, so we are going to start pushing, starting tomorrow at practice."

That was before doctors told him how serious the injury actually was, and now BC is without its best receiver. 

Momah led BC with eight receptions for 171 yards in the Northwestern game, and his contribution to BC's offense will be missed. He sat out the 2009 season with a knee injury as well. Momah is a redshirt senior and will be applying to the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility.

Boston College will head to Orlando to take on the UCF Knights this week at 8:00 p.m. EDT in a nationally-televised game on CBS College Sports. The Knights won their season-opener 62-0 against the Charleston Southern Bucs.

Coming off the loss to Northwestern, the Eagles will be looking to redeem themselves against a good opponent on the road.