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TCU’s leading rusher a game-time decision

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As TCU gets set to embark on the second phase of its three-legged non-conference schedule, the status of the Horned Frogs’ top running back is very much up in the air.

Waymon James suffered a knee injury late in the fourth quarter of TCU’s win over Kansas in the school’s first-ever Big 12 game and did not return.

As for his availability in this Saturday’s home game against Virginia?  Head coach Gary Patterson told the media it’ll be a game-time decision.  And that (Writer’s note: if they know what’s good for them) the backups had best be ready to go if the junior is a no-go.

“In my profession you can’t worry about the guy that goes down, it’s just got to be the next guy that steps up,” Patterson said.

Through two games — TCU didn’t play Week 1 — James leads the Horned Frogs with 168 yards and has scored one of the team’s two rushing touchdowns.

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3 Responses to “TCU’s leading rusher a game-time decision”
  1. twreck13 says: Sep 19, 2012 10:42 AM

    Bearcat pride!

  2. pricecube says: Sep 19, 2012 11:36 AM

    I watched this play. When they showed the slow-mo replay I groaned and nearly barfed. James planted his foot to cut hard and his knee turned at an awkward angle inward. It looked bad. He immediately took all his weight off of his leg and hopped a couple of times before collapsing on the field holding his knee. I was afraid he had torn his MCL or ACL by the way it looked. I have been trying to find news of the injury since. They have been quiet.

    I thought with talented RBs four deep this was one position TCU had more depth than anyone in the country. Then Ed Wesley left… now this. Glad we still have Matthew Tucker and true freshman B.J. Catalon. I hope Patterson is not just being quiet about a more severe injury and James returns this year. Maybe it was a knee sprain. It looked bad.

  3. jasong812 says: Sep 19, 2012 4:00 PM

    Report is he is done for the year

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