TCU Star Receiver Reportedly Out for Rest of Season, Gary Patterson Says Otherwise
The Horned Frogs' star receiver and Heisman candidate Josh Doctson suffered a wrist injury this past weekend's loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, and was reported as out for the rest of the season, but head coach Gary Patterson reaffirmed that he was fine to play this Saturday.
Doctson entered the match-up with the Cowboys with 1251 receiving yards on the season, and pushing Big XII rival receiver Corey Coleman, Baylor's outstanding Heisman contender, as the top receiver in college football. His injury will put a damper on TCU's regular season, as this is yet another injury for the Horned Frogs, as they've suffered an unusually large number of injuries so far this season.
However, it has been recently reported that TCU head coach Gary Patterson told FOX Sports that Doctson practiced today and he will be available to play in their upcoming game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Horned Frogs were ranked #15 in the second College Football Selection Committee poll this past Tuesday, but still had a chance to win out and make a run to get into the second annual College Football Playoff, but without the production from one of the nation's top receivers, it's going to be even more difficult for the Horned Frogs to slide into the Top 4 at season's end.
There have been many season-ending injuries so far this year, and to significant players. Among those are Scooby Wright from Arizona, Johnathan Williams from Arkansas, Joshua Holsey from Auburn, Seth Russell at Baylor, Taysom Hill at BYU, and Myles Jack at UCLA just to name a few. Hopefully Doctson won't be included in this list at any time.