Sept 1, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Josh Clemons (20) rushes for a touchdown against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Clemons Tears Achilles


If sitting out all of last season wasn’t sad enough for Josh Clemons, not to mention sitting out a lot of his freshman season, he suffered another tough injury yesterday.

Clemons, during a workout, hurt himself and Kyle Tucker of the Courier Journal tweeted this out

“Per source, UK running back Josh Clemons was injured during a workout today. Having an MRI tonight but ‘it’s probably not good”
As soon as you saw that you felt so bad for him considering his other injuries through the years.

Then, Kyle Tucker reported this morning that Clemons had in fact tore his Achilles’ tendon. Which means he will have to sit out all of this year too.

It would have been nice to have him for this season, but we will have to wait till next year to see him suit up for a game.

Josh Clemons figured to be in the running for the starting running back role, along with Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George. Next season, when he returns he will be joined by Nebraska transfer Braylon Heard, Raymond Sanders and Johnathan George. If you ask me, that’s a pretty dang good backfield. It may seem crowded but, at least you know you are getting a good running game for next season.

In 2011 Clemons won Co-Freshman of the week against Central Michigan. He had 127 rushing yards, including an 87 yard run, averaging 9 yards a rush, and 1 touchdown. As expected, Josh Clemons redshirted last year.

Clemons 87 yard rush:



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