Former Stanford Cardinal running back Bryce Love didn't make it out of his senior season unscathed.
It turns out the Stanford standout suffored a torn ACL in his right knee in the Cardinal's final regular season game.
Love underwent surgery on Dec. 18 with Dr. James Andrews and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel.
News: Former Stanford tailback Bryce Love tells @YahooSports he tore his ACL in Stanford's final game. He says he's in rehab and on "path to recovery" for NFL Draft after Dr. James Andrews surgery. https://t.co/1qata7F8iK— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 11, 2019
“I’m very grateful to Dr. Andrews and his team for making the surgery a seamless process,” Love said in a statement to Yahoo Sports. “Obviously, there’s no such thing as an ideal injury, but I’m on the path to recovery, and my goal remains the same – getting drafted by an NFL team and being the ultimate professional. I’ll be back better than I’ve ever been.”
Love will be attending the NFL combine in limited fashion.
The timeline would give Bryce Love a chance to be ready for the beginning of the 2019 season. But clearly, a difficult reality for one of the top backs. https://t.co/JBfJwBIbwm— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2019
The Cardinal tailback sustained the injury on a red zone run in the fourth quarter of a 23-13 win over Cal in the last week of the season. Love finished the game with 22 carries for 74 yards.
The 5-foot-10, 202-pound Love did not participate in Stanford's Sun Bowl victory over Pittsburgh, citing that he wanted to