TCU loses RB Waymon James for season
The Horned Frogs received some bad news on Wednesday when it was announced that staring running back Waymon James would miss the rest of the 2012 season from a knee injury.
James rushed for 168 yards in TCU’s first two games of the year, according to The Fort Worth Star Telegram.
In the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win against Kansas, James went down clutching his knee, according to ESPN. Coach Gary Patterson had said he thought James would be a game-time decision this weekend against Virginia.
ESPN reports that James will have played less than 30 percent of the team’s games and will therefore be elibiglbe for a medical redshirt. If redshirted, James will still have two years of eligibility at the start of the 2013 season.
In James’ absence, Matthew Tucker is expected to become the starter. Ed Wesley, who split time with James and Tucker last year and led the Horned Frogs in rushing two seasons ago, transferred last spring. In 2011, Tucker rushed for 702 yards.
The Star Telegram also expects true freshman B.J. Catalon and senior Aundre Dean to receive more carries. Dean transferred to TCU after his freshman season at UCLA.
James was TCU’s leading rusher in 2011, getting 875 yards on the ground, averaging 7.2 yards per carry.