Brandon Ross Sidelined By Torn ACL

October 11, 2010 · Filed Under Football, News · Comment 

Coach Joey Jones talks with Brandon Ross as the trainers tends to his knee.

South Alabama’s sophomore running back Brandon Ross, has been sidelined for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL suffered in the Jags big win over Missouri S&T on Saturday. Kendall Houston will move into the starting roll with Ellis Hill also coming in for some relief work.

Ross transferred into South Alabama from Memphis before last season. In five games this season he carried the ball 36 times for 274 yards and five touchdowns. Kendall Houston has rushed 31 times for 259 yards and six touchdowns.

The Jags go into a two game road stretch a bit banged up. Several injuries on the offensive line has lead to some shuffling of players, a knee injury to Myles Gibbon sidelined him for a couple games, Brennan Sim left the game against Missouri S&T with a concussion and now Ross. Brandon is the second season ending knee injury this season. Defensive back Darrow Fisher is missing the season when he tore his ACL in fall preseason camp.

We wish Brandon a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him rejoining the team next fall.