Nick Griffin has caught another tough break.
The sophomore tailback has suffered the second torn ACL of his college career, the school confirmed this afternoon. Griffin’s injury, to his right knee, occurred during Saturday’s practice. The Bulldogs (8-4) are preparing for their Jan. 1 Gator Bowl date with Northwestern (9-3).
Griffin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the spring of 2011, and that limited him the following fall to five games, in which he rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He was expected to take on a more prominent role this season but shared spot duty behind LaDarius Perkins. Griffin had come on pretty strong late in the season, though, and has rushed for 223 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries, averaging 7.0 yards a tote. His TD covered 60 yards against Arkansas.
Griffin will undergo surgery on Thursday. There is currently no timetable for his return. Coach Dan Mullen is not at today’s practice, as he’s on the road recruiting, so we’ll have to get his reaction tomorrow.