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Tulsa’s top receiver out with season-ending injury

Bryan Burnham, Kent Brooks, Marcus McGraw AP

Over the weekend, Tulsa head coach Bill Blankenship sounded decidedly pessimistic when it came to a knee injury suffered by Bryan Burnham, describing it as “heartbreaking” and “significant” while stopping short of declaring it season-ending.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what it’s turned out to be.

In a release, Tulsa confirmed that an MRI confirmed that the wide receiver had suffered a torn ACL.  As a result, Burnham will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

He will undergo surgery at some point in the near future to repair the damage suffered in the third quarter of Saturday’s 38-23 loss to Iowa State.

Burnham led the Golden Hurricane in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (90) in the opener despite going down in the third quarter with the injury.  As a junior last season, he accounted for 54 receptions for 850 yards and nine touchdowns.

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