UCLA RB Steven Manfro is out for the year after getting hurt on the last play of Tuesday's practice.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Manfro tore an ACL. He was carted off the field after the injury. When meeting with the media after practice, UCLA coach Jim Mora said his team's practice was good up until the point when Manfro got hurt.
"That puts a damper on things," Mora said Tuesday afternoon. "Hopefully he's OK, we'll take a look at it. I think everyone's kind of shook up by that. It looked like it was rather serious. But it kind of changed the mood about the entire practice. We came out here focused and did a good job."
Manfro was part of a three running back rotation during UCLA's opener against Virginia. He had two carries and a catch against the Cavaliers though they went for a combined -9 yards.
He tweeted that he appreciated the support from fans Tuesday evening.
I greatly appreciate everyone's support during this tough time. It means a lot and shows what a great backing I have from you all! Thank you— Steven Manfro (@StevenManfro33) September 3, 2014
Manfro, a junior, was also an option to return kicks for UCLA. UCLA ran the ball 39 times against Virginia, though 15 of those rushes were credited to QB Brett Hundley. Paul Perkins was UCLA's leading rusher with 16 carries and Jordon James had five.
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