Illinois running back Dre Brown will miss his second straight season after tearing his ACL, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
The injury is to his left knee, almost exactly a year after he tore the ACL in his right knee.
“Don’t know why it happened to me. Going to try and keep my head up. Pray for me,” the redshirt freshman said on Twitter.
Earlier this month, Illinois also lost wide receiver Mike Dudek to a season-ending ACL injury for the second consecutive year.
Brown was most likely slated to be the backup running back for the Fighting Illini behind sophomore Ke’Shawn Vaughn.
Illinois opens its season against Murray State on Sept. 3 at home.