In last Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers, just days before his 21st birthday, South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a devastating right knee injury that brought his 2012 season to an end. Anyone who has seen it (either live or via replays/pictures) immediately felt for the young man. When you add in how hard the junior had to work to return from the injury to his left knee that caused him to miss South Carolina’s final six games last year it’s easy to understand why there has been such an outpouring of support for him.
One of the nation’s best running backs has been offered words of encouragement and well wishes from across the college football world. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills, Alabama running back Kenyan Drake, and Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith are just a few. NFL players Brandon Weeden, Robert Griffin III, DeMarco Murray, Lance Briggs, and Andre Johnson joined in as well.
The LSU football program has been among the more vocal supporters of Lattimore with punter Brad Wing and head coach Les Miles reacting via Twitter and 2011 First Team All-SEC defensive end, and South Carolina native, Sam Montgomery choosing to honor the running back in his own way.
Sam Montgomery says he will wear Marcus Lattimore’s number on his arm the remainder of the season. “He is a dear friend.” @lottimpactrophy
— Bill Martin(@LSUBillMartin) October 30, 2012
Injuries are never good and no wants to see them, but the support Marcus Lattimore has received and will continue to receive is nothing short of amazing. LTSB would like to extend our wishes for a full and speedy recovery as well.
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