The hits from Kansas State’s beatdown at the hands of Nebraska last Thursday just keep on coming as one of the Wildcats’ more productive offensive players is, as expected, done.
Head coach Bill Snyder announced Tuesday that wide receiver Brodrick Smith, who broke his leg in the loss, will miss the remainder of the 2010 season. Smith underwent surgery to repair the damage in his leg,and is expected to be ready for spring practice next year.
“Injuries happen,” Snyder said. “You hate for it happen.You hate to see a young person who invests so much of his time and his effort and cares so much to lose the opportunity to do what he enjoys doing. I think that’s the biggest concern.”
Smith, who sat out the 2009 season after transferring from Minnesota, finishes the season with 14 receptions for 191 yards, both totals being second on the team. His three touchdowns catches currently leads the Wildcats.
Another transfer, Chris Harper, is expected to see his role increased in the wake of Smith’s injury. Harper sat out 2009 as well after transferring from Oregon.