Typically when players suffer injuries while celebrating we bash them for not using caution and acting recklessly. While that is true much of the time, it was not the case with Buffalo University backup running back James Potts.
During Saturday’s game against Morgan State, Potts scored on a 49-yard touchdown run and broke into a slight gallop and a hop. As you can see from the video above, he instantly grabbed for his knee.
“The James Potts situation right now is we’re getting a full workup on him and unfortunately it doesn’t look good at this point,” Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn told The Buffalo News on Monday. “I know we’ll be losing him for the next game (Sept. 19 against visiting Kent State) and maybe multiple games and potentially, who knows, it may be the whole season.”
Potts has battled back from missing last season due to academic issues, and the touchdown was only his second touch at the college level. When we see guys go down because they’re hopping over railings or jumping up and down, we usually take the “what do you expect?” stance. What happened to Potts is bad luck at its finest.
UPDATE: Buffalo’s student newspaper confirmed that Potts has a torn ACL and is out for the season.
H/T Dr. Saturday