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Marshall bangs knee, misses end of practice

Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009

Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009 00:10

Darius Marshall

Sholten Singer

Darius Marshall takes a handoff from Brian Anderson and looks to make a cut against Bowling Green

One by one they came. First it was his tight end, then his offensive coordinator, then his coach and finally, his big right tackle.

Thundering Herd star running back Darius Marshall was sitting on a bench following a knee injury suffered during the latter stages of Wednesday's practice.

"Darius is going to be fine," Marshall head coach Mark Snyder said bluntly.

The injury occurred in session No. 20 of a 26-session practice. Marshall simply took a handoff and cut into traffic, where he met a slew of defensive players who jumped on the play.

He was not taken down, rather it seemed like he may have banged knees with a defender and came away hobbling in obvious pain.

Marshall went to the ground on his own and was immediately treated by the Herd athletic training staff. He was then carried off the field to the sidelines and placed on a bench, where he got treatment to his knee.

Marshall was never taken into the Shewey Building for further treatment nor was he ever carted anywhere.

As practiced ended, he was able to walk on his own to midfield with the rest of his teammates.

No signs indicate that Marshall will be out of Saturday's game with UAB, but if that's the case, he will most likely be replaced by freshman Martin Ward.

Ward has 120 yards on 32 carries this season.

Marshall leads Conference USA with 819 rushing yards.

Andrew Ramspacher can be contacted at ramspacher@marshall.edu.


 

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