Perry Done for the Year

October 13, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Louisville Cardinals running back Senorise Perry (32) carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Louisville Cardinals won 45-35. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Louisville running back Senorise Perry suffered a season ending injury in Saturday’s game at Syracuse. Perry tore his ACL in the first quarter in what turned out to be Louisville’s first loss of the season. Perry is leading the Louisville rushing attack this season with 706 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Cards have used a two-back system for most of the year with Perry and Jeremy Wright. Wright has 680 yards rushing and 9 touchdowns. With Corvin Lamb the only other running back that has seen action this season Charlie Strong may be faced with the possibility of burning Dominique Browns redshirt for the final 3 games. Brown would then be left with only one year of eligibility. Brown rushed for 533 yards as a sophomore last season.
Wright will obviously see a majority of the carries for the rest of the season, the question will be can he stay healthy and can Lamb fill the void left by the Perry injury? Another option could be to convert Kamal Hogan back to a running back. Hogan was originally recruited as a running back but was converted to safety this season.
The good news for Strong and his staff is Louisville has a bye week and will have two weeks to sort this out and see if someone can emerge as a solid replacement for Perry.

Topics: Louisville Cardinal Football, Senorise Perry

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