The early word on Henry Josey’s injury from yesterday’s Missouri win over Texas 17-5 is that they’ve lost their star running back for the season. In a year where the breakout back was leading the Big 12 in rushing and averaging an NCAA high 8.6 yards per carry, Josey’s stock was sailing high. One play later and now everyone has to hope that proper rehab can help him return to form.
The word from Howard Richards, Missouri color commentator, is that the injury is a triple tear within his knee. He writes, "Just heard news about Tigers’ Henry Josey. Triple tear—ACL, MCL, patellar tendon. Devastating injury. Please keep him in your prayers.”
Mike DeArmond of the Kansas City Star confirmed the report that he’s out for the season and had words from Gary Pinkel after the game.
“I really feel bad for Henry,” said the Missouri coach. “Obviously, our whole football team does. Whatever happens, even if he has to have surgery, or whatever, we’ve got the best people to take care of him and we’ll get him back 100 percent.”