Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his right knee in Saturday’s 38-3 win over Texas, Brian Kelly announced on Sunday. Folston left the game in the first quarter and reportedly has a torn MCL. He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next 10 days.
Tarean Folston has an MCL tear and will begin rehab process and surgery in next 10 days. Out for year. #NotreDame
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) September 6, 2015
The junior had a productive season for Notre Dame in 2014 and was the team’s leading rusher, finishing the year with 889 yards and six touchdowns.
Redshirt junior C.J. Prosise and freshman Josh Adams will now have to carry the Irish in the running department. Prosise had a good game rushing for 98 yards on 20 carries, while Adams finished with 49 yards and two touchdowns.
The Irish already lost running back Greg Bryant over the summer due to academic issues and they’re now thin at the position.
Notre Dame will travel to play Virginia on Saturday.