Jayhawks get good news about running back

Last week, Kansas running back Brandon Bourbon went down with what coach Turner Gill would only call a lower leg injury.

It sounded bad, and teammate Daymond Patterson posted on Twitter later that the worst part of his day was seeing his teammate break his leg and fracture his ankle. He later deleted the posting.

Bourbon's injury, still categorized only as a lower leg injury, will only keep him out six to eight weeks, Gill said on Monday. Getting back in time for fall camp in August shouldn't be a problem for the redshirt freshman.

Kansas is deep at running back, but Bourbon, a four-star recruit and Potosi, Mo. native, was one of the top signees in Gill's 2010 class, his first in Lawrence.

The Jayhawks still have starter James Sims and reserve Deshaun Sands. Darrian Miller, a true freshman, has also been impressive early in camp. Bourbon's ability to deliver on his high potential looked in doubt last week. This fall, it looks like he'll get his shot.