Georgia Tech loses one of its top running backs for remainder of season to knee injury
KirVonte Benson was a 1,000-yard rusher in 2017 for the Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday that Yellow Jackets B-back KirVonte Benson will miss the rest of the 2018 season after suffering a knee injury during Saturday's loss to USF. It's the second knee injury for Benson after suffering a torn ACL during his senior season at Marietta High School, and though this injury is not necessarily a tear, it will require surgery that will hold the star running back out the rest of the year.
"I feel terrible for him," Johnson said, "because he worked hard, but he'll be back. He's a strong kid and he'll work hard. He's undergone that before. He had it happen in high school, so hopefully he'll be back."
Benson was an All-ACC pick in 2017 after rushing for 1,053 yards and totaling five 100-yard games in his first season as a starter in Johnson's offense. He is eligible for a medical redshirt for this season, which would extend his eligibility to 2020.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Wednesday's Miami (Ohio) vs. Northern Illinois...
Anybody can rank the 25 best teams, only the Bottom 25 ranks the worst every week of the s...
No. 1 Alabama risks further injuring its already-hobbled star quarterback ... for no reason...
What will the CFP Rankings look like upon their release? Jerry Palm takes a stab hours before...
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Tuesday's Ball State vs. Western Michigan game...
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 12 college football game 10,000...