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Texas Tech Running Back Eric Stephens Out for the Season

Allen Corbin, 1340TheFan.com

Texas Tech running back Eric Stephens’ status is now officially known two days after he suffered a left knee injury against Texas A&M.

According to Tech officials, Stephens suffered a dislocated knee and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season.  Stephens is a junior and is expected to return to the Red Raiders next year for his senior season.

Allen Corbin, 1340TheFan.com

Texas A&M’s Damontre Moore tackled Eric Stephens on an incomplete pass in the third quarter of Saturday’s game. Moore’s right shoulder hit into Stephen’s left thigh, bending his left knee awkwardly while he hit the ground.

Stephens was on pace to rush for over 1,000 yards this season as he had compiled 585 yards over the course Tech’s first five games.

At this time, no surgery has been scheduled for Stephens.

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