Eric Stephens Injury: Texas Tech RB Dislocates Knee, Done For The Season

Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens will miss the rest of the year with a dislocated knee suffered in a game against Texas A&M.

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Texas Tech RB Eric Stephens Done For Year With Knee Injury

Texas Tech announced Tuesday afternoon that junior running back Eric Stephens will miss the remainder of the 2011 season thanks to a dislocated knee injury he suffered in the Texas A&M game last Saturday.

Stephens was carted off the field after taking a helmet to his knee in a way that is better left not described.

With 570 yards and 8 touchdowns on the year, Stephens was well on his way to 1,000 yards and a stellar season. The good news is that his injury will not require surgery and he plans to return to the Red Raiders for his senior season.

Stephens took to Twitter to share the news with Red Raiders fans:

"THIS SEASON MAY BE OVER SOONER THAN EXPECTED BUT I PROMISE YOU RAIDER NATION I'M GOING TO ATTACK REHAB AND COMBACK EVEN BETTER NEXT YEAR!!"

Fifth-year senior Aaron Crawford is expected to replace Stephens in the starting lineup.

For more on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, visit SB Nation's Texas Tech blog Double T-Nation.

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Eric Stephens Injury: Texas Tech Running Back Carted Off With Knee Injury

Currently Texas Tech trails Texas A&M 38-30, but at the moment that doesn't matter. Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens was having a great night, eclipsing 100 yards already by the third quarter. On Texas Tech's last scoring drive however, Stephens went down with a gruesome left knee injury.

Stephens went down as he took a helmet to his left knee and it went a way it shouldn't. Stephens was carted off the field in an injury that looks like it's done for the season. If you did not see the injury, you may recall an injury Willias McGahee suffered while he was at the University of Miami. People across twitter have compared Stepens' injury to McGahee's. When more is know about his injury, SB Nation will update you. It doesn't look good, though.

For more on the Texas Tech Red Raiders, visit SB Nation's Texas Tech blog Double T-Nation. For more on the Texas A&M Aggies, visit SB Nation's Texas A&M blog I Am The 12th Man.

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