​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.

“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 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 “focus on being completely healthy and prepared for the 2019 NFL Draft.”


In his junior season, Love rushed for 2,118 yards and finished second in the Heisman Trophy race to Oklahoma quarterback ​Baker Mayfield. Love won the Doak Walker award, given to the nation's best running back, was a unanimous All-American selection, and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year.


His stats fell in his senior season, running behind a line decimated by injuries. Love finished with just 739 yards and six touchdowns.


Love had previously been rated as the No. 2 draft-eligible back by many experts coming into the season. It's likely that he will now slide in this year's draft.