Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Report: Torain Derailed

The news is not good. Norm Frauenheim of the Arizona Republic reported tonight that ASU's leading rusher Ryan Torain is done for the season after dislocating the big toe on his left foot. Torain injured the toe during the first quarter of the 44-20 win against U-Dub. Torain, a senior, provided much excitement so far this season for the Sun Devils, and was looking to be on his way to a second straight 1,000 yard season.

Torain burst onto the scene last season with games of 191 rushing yards at Cal, and 113 against Oregon (which ironically were both blowout losses). Keegan Herring is now officially the man, with Dmitri Nance filling in the backup role.

With his Sun Devil career effectively over and the depth at the Sun Devils running back position still in good shape, let's hope that Torain can recover in time to post great numbers for the scouts at the NFL Draft Combine in March.

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