An MRI conducted this morning found that Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower has a torn ACL. He will miss the remainder of the season. The 25-year-old left Sunday’s loss at Carolina with a knee injury after carrying much of the load for the Redskins in the first half.
Hightower responded to his fans via Twitter after hearing the news:
With the inexperienced John Beck starting at quarterback for the Washington, the team had been planning to rely on a strong running game. Now veteran running back Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu will look to carry some of the load. In Hightower’s five starts this season he has amassed 321 yards and one touchdown. Torain and Helu have combined for just 283 yards and one touchdown this season.