October 1, 2011; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Josh Clemons (20) against the LSU Tigers during the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcat Football: Josh Clemons to miss 2013 season with torn Achilles

The University of Kentucky athletic department confirmed Monday that sophomore running back Josh Clemons incurred an Achilles tendon injury Friday and will miss the 2013 season. Clemons will have surgery and will miss the entirety of the 2013 season.

“We are extremely disappointed for Josh because he has worked so hard and come so far. He ran well during the spring and was eager to contribute this season. We are hopeful for a full recovery and look forward to his return to the field,” said Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops.

Clemons played in the first six games of the 2011 season and lead the team in rushing with 279 yards and two touchdowns when he suffered a season ending knee injury. Complications during recovery also forced Clemons to miss 2012 as well.

With 669 yards, Senior Raymond Sanders is the Wildcats’ top returning rusher from 2012. Jonathan George, also a senior, ran for 504 yards on 108 attempts and will help in the now short staffed running attack.

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