Notre Dame’s running back issues continue to pile up, as Tarean Folston has been diagnosed with a torn MCL and will miss the rest of the 2015 season. Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune reported the update on Folston’s status.
MCL Tear for Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston. Surgery upcoming season over.
— Eric Hansen (@EHansenNDI) September 6, 2015
Folston had just 19 carries on three yards before suffering the injury in his team’s 38-3 victory over the Texas Longhorns. Notre Dame is already without former top prospect Greg Bryant, who was declared academically ineligible for this season and is playing at a junior college in Florida with no plans to return to South Bend.
Senior C.J. Prosise led the team with 98 yards on 20 carries last night, but has done little to show over the past few years that he is indeed the long term solution at running back after coming to school as a receiver.
Notre Dame has until its game against Virginia on Saturday to determine how to handle Folston’s absence, but coach Brian Kelly would be wise to resolve how to handle the running game sooner rather than later.
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