Kansas Loses Top JUCO Running Back To Career-Ending Injury

The Kansas Jayhawks managed to snag the nation’s top Junior College running backs. It was a huge addition for the program, which fights for attention in what is a basketball-first school.

Unfortunately, he won’t be seeing the field.

On Tuesday, word got out that the talented ball carrier, Octavius Matthews, would be forced to call it a career.

He’d been held out of practice all spring while awaiting the results of a battery of medical tests. While Jayhawks coach David Beaty wouldn’t name specifically want the medical condition was, it is serious enough to keep Matthews off the field for good.

Beaty said that Matthews would remain with the team, but it is unclear in what capacity.

More bad news for the unit came on the same day, with coach Beaty also announcing that fellow running back back Denzell Evans would be forced to miss the entire season due to injury.

The Jayhawks open their season on Sept. 2 against Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.

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