The Urbana native earned a starting spot this season after serving
as a backup in 2005 in eight games for the Redbirds. Head coach
Denver Johnson was saddened to hear about Lyon's injury.
heartbroken for Jon, and I know he was looking forward to having
good season, and I hate for him that it's come to an end," said
Johnson. "He worked hard in the offseason and in camp to earn this
opportunity. This is a setback for Jon and a setback for us, as we
were already thin on the offensive line to begin with. We just feel
for Jon and wish him the best in his recovery."
Junior Brandon Joyce replaced Lyon against Central Arkansas and
is expected to start this weekend against No. 18 Eastern Illinois at
State University news release provided by Michael C. Williams]