The 2016 season hasn’t even kicked off yet and Central Michigan’s running game has already sustained a significant blow.
During a practice session this week, Romello Ross went down with a knee injury. It was subsequently confirmed that the sophomore running had suffered a torn ACL.
As a result, not surprisingly, Ross will be sidelined for the entire 2016 season.
After not playing in the first half of his freshman season, Ross ran for 247 yards (third on the team) and tied for a team-high with four rushing touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns came in the regular-season finale against Eastern Michigan, and 100 of his yards came in the bowl loss to Minnesota.
The Quick Lane Bowl marked Ross’ first collegiate start, and the sophomore was in line for a more sizable role this season.
“You hate to lose anybody,” CMU head coach John Bonamego told the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun. “It’s definitely somebody we were counting on to play a significant role. But when someone goes down it opens up opportunities for others.?