Jordan Broadnax/Andy Heller for the Maroon Musket
The UMass football team will be without the services of running back Jordan Broadnax for the rest of the 2013 season.
According to multiple sources, the junior running back tore the meniscus in his right knee during a preseason scrimmage. Broadnax, who was slated to be UMass' No.1 back this season, has been on crutches since sustaining the injury.
Broadnax will use a medical redshirt this season and will be a redshirt junior next fall.
Since the school has not yet released the extent of Broadnax's injury, the sources asked to remain anonymous.
Broadnax entered the 2013 season as the team's leading returning rusher (124 yards on 53 carries). The Virginia native also returned 44 kickoffs for 932 yards in 2012 and showed an uncanny ability to shed tackles in the open field.
In his absence, sophomore Trey Dudley-Giles has been returning kicks, and redshirt freshman Stacey Bedell has been UMass' every-down back.