The Louisville football team will have to play the final three games of the 2012 season without its leading rusher.
This is not the way to begin a work week.
Louisville head coach Charlie Strong announced Monday that running back Senorise Perry suffered a torn ACL in the Cardinals' loss to Syracuse, and will miss the rest of the season.
Perry leads the team with 703 yards rushing and has scored 11 touchdowns. He also leads all Cardinals running backs with an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Despite there being just two regular season games remaining on Louisville's schedule, Strong did not rule out the possibility of playing junior Dominique Brown for the first time this season. Brown has not played this year because of a knee injury.
I find it hard to believe that Strong would burn Dom Brown's redshirt for three games, especially given the way Jeremy Wright has looked in recent weeks. Wright has a bye week to rest up for the final two games of the regular season, and he can handle being a workhouse for that period. Then he gets another long break before the bowl game.
Also, it's not like Corvin Lamb didn't look remarkably fast on that 53-yard touchdown catch. He was in the mix to be U of L's starter during fall camp for a reason.
As for Senorise, I can't wait to see him back out there and making big plays in 2013.
Also, there will be no bold prediction for the Connecticut game. This was my fault.