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Shoulder injury ends ASU CB Spann’s season

Arizona State redshirt sophomore cornerback Devan Spann put out a somewhat eybrow-raising tweet Monday afternoon.

Considering Spann missed the 2011 season with a shoulder injury, one could certainly read between the lines.

The message became a lot less cryptic Tuesday when ASU head coach Todd Graham announced the bad news.

“He’s definitely out,” Graham said. “He’s a guy that could help us, it hurts us big time. He’s a guy who I think definitely would have started in the dime package, definitely been the third or fourth corner for us.

“In his best interest, the doctors felt that he couldn’t do it. But he’s still part of our team — he’s going to be basically a student coach.”

Spann was part of Dennis Erickson’s 2010 recruiting class and was rated the 74th best cornerback prospect in the nation by Rivals.com coming out of Juniperro Serra High School in Gardena, California.

Spann redshirted as a freshman in 2010 and never played a down for ASU due to the shoulder issues that have bothered him for much of his time in Tempe.

Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to this report