Illini RB Dre Brown suffers ACL tear, out 2016 season

Sometimes, an athlete has to look at a certain situation and ask what they did wrong to deserve such a cruel fate. That is exactly what happened to Illinois running back Dre Brown on Monday when he suffered an ACL tear during practice.

He made an announcement on Tuesday afternoon that he had torn the ACL in his left knee and would miss the 2016 season. This is especially cruel because it comes nearly a year to the day after he tore his ACL in the right knee that kept him out the 2015 season, his first on the roster.

This is a terrible bit of news for the running back, who was slated to play a backup role to leading rusher Ke’Shawn Vaughn this year. It could end up costing him his career, but he is certainly going to work hard and get back into shape so he could possibly and finally begin his career in 2017.

Dre Brown was a three-star member of the Illini’s 2015 recruiting class. He was the No. 48 running back in the country and the No. 8 player at any position in the state of Illinois.

Campus Sports would like to send their well wishes to Brown as he begins his road to recovery once again.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to the Chicago Tribune

Browns, Eagles have set trade framework for No. 2 pick
Browns, Eagles have set trade framework for No. 2 pick