During his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon, Charlie Strong broke the news that sophomore running back Corvin Lamb will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the win over Ohio.
"It's tough to have that loss because he's worked so hard over the years," Strong said.
Lamb was thrust into action as a redshirt freshman in 2012 after leading rusher Senorise Perry tore his ACL in Louisville's loss at Syracuse. Lamb took a screen pass 53 yards for a touchdown in that game, and also carried the ball six times for 37 yards in U of L's dramatic regular season-ending win over Rutgers.
With Perry and junior Dominique Brown healthy, and with transfer Michael Dyer entering the fold, Lamb was expected to make his biggest impact this season in the return game. He and wide receiver Robert Clark were U of L's two deep men on kickoffs in the season-opener, where Lamb returned one kick for 20 yards. He also carried the ball four times for 13 yards.
After his injury, it was Kai DeLa Cruz who joined Clark at the back of the return team, and that's who I'd expect to see play the role again on Saturday. ALthough this could open the door for someone like James Quick or Charles Gaines to get the ball in their hands and make a play.
Best wishes to Corvin on a speedy and complete recovery.