[ESPN shares the gruesome video of Marcus Lattimore's injury]
It seems as though Marcus Lattimore will be out indefinitely after suffering a gruesome knee injury in a game against Tennessee. This season-ending injury will be Lattimore’s second major incident in two years.
With 4:45 left in the second quarter, Lattimore carried off the left tackle and was caught in between Volunteer defenders Herman Lathers and Eric Gordon. Gordon’s protective helmet seemed to make direct contact with the player’s knew. Though he may be well fit and athletic, knees are not meant to take such side impact, and Lattimore buckled in pain. The result was a nauseating, deformed knee-cap. Afterward, the school announced that Marcus Lattimore was out indefinitely.
In his last injury, Marcus was forced to miss the final six games of the season after tearing ligaments in his right knee in a game against Mississippi. That injury set him back over six months of required rehab before he was cleared to return to practices.
Laying on the ground, Lattimore was clearly in agony of his fresh injury. Out of respect for a fellow player, members from both teams headed out onto the field while Marcus was carried away. He was then taken to a nearby hospital for further examination, but from what we saw, he would not be returning any time soon.
Coach Spurrier made sure to send Marcus Lattimore the game ball as a piece of memorabilia.