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Saturday, November 12, 2011
String of RB injuries continues with Josey

By David Ubben

Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker's day is already over after suffering a leg injury and returning to the sidelines on crutches.

Missouri running back Henry Josey is likely done for the day, too, after being carted off the field with a leg injury as well. Josey, the Big 12's leading rusher by more than 200 yards, averaged more than 8.5 yards per carry entering today's game.

He had just 19 yards on 11 carries before the injury, but Missouri leads, 17-5 after Texas blocked a punt for a safety.

Josey and Whittaker are just the latest Big 12 running backs to be sidelined by injuries. Texas A&M's Christine Michael is out for the year after tearing his ACL last week. Eric Stephens' season ended with a dislocated knee. Oklahoma's Dominique Whaley is out with a broken ankle. Iowa State's Shontrelle Johnson missed most of the season with a neck injury and Oklahoma's top receiver, Ryan Broyles, tore his ACL last week, too.

It's been a rough year for an underrated crop of Big 12 backs, and it's only continued this week.