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Texas Running Back Fozzy Whittaker Has Torn ACL, MCL

Adding injury to insult in Texas’ ugly 17-5 loss to Missouri in Columbia Saturday, senior back Fozzy Whittaker has been diagnosed with torn ACL and MCL in his knee and will miss the remainder of the season. Whittaker was injured early in the game, and the Longhorns struggled to move the ball the rest of the way, with both David Ash and Case McCoy attempting to get the unit rolling.

Whittaker had settled into a key role, taking his share of carries in the standard offense and running the the “Fozzy-cat,” an adaptation of the popular Wildcat formation. He now faces a race to recover in time to make a run at a professional career. The NFL draft is in April, and camps begin in July.

Faurot field is notorious for its poor condition. The Tigers also lost a key runner, as Henry Josey suffered the same injury as Whittaker later in the game and has already had surgery to repair his tears. Both runners were injured while planting and cutting on the turf.

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