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Stanford running back Bryce Love, who did not play in the Cardinal’s Sun Bowl victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 31, told Yahoo Sports on Friday that he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during his team’s 23-13 win at Cal on Dec. 1.
Love told Yahoo Sports that he had surgery Dec. 18 and expects to make a full recovery.
Love, who is rehabbing in Florida, said he will attend the NFL combine in February but that his participation will be limited.
“I’m very grateful to Dr. (James) Andrews and his team for making the surgery a seamless process,” Love said in a statement to Yahoo Sports.
“Obviously, there’s no such thing as an ideal injury, but I’m on the path to recovery, and my goal remains the same — getting drafted by an NFL team and being the ultimate professional. I’ll be back better than I’ve ever been.”
Love rushed for a schoolrecord 2,118 yards during the 2017 season, when he finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
An ankle injury slowed him in the 2018 season, in which he finished with 739 yards rushing in 10 games.
According to ESPN, Love had been listed as the No. 2 draft-eligible running back by analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.