AUSTIN (AP) Texas senior running back Fozzy Whittaker’s college career is over after tearing ligaments in his right knee early in the Longhorns’ loss at Missouri.
Whittaker, regarded as the heart and soul of the Longhorns’ offense this season, slipped on the artificial turf and tore the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in Texas’ 17-5 loss. Texas athletic trainer Kenny Boyd announced Sunday night that Whittaker will need surgery.
The loss is a significant blow for the Longhorns (6-3, 3-3 Big 12). Whittaker, who battled injuries his entire career, was having his best season with 995 all-purpose yards and a team-high nine touchdowns. He had two 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Texas plays No. 16 Kansas State (8-2, 5-2) on Saturday night.
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