Rutgers running back Paul James tore his right ACL in Saturday's 31-24 win at Navy and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Kyle Flood announced on Sunday.

By SI Wire
September 21, 2014

Rutgers running back Paul James tore his right ACL in Saturday's 31-24 win at Navy and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Kyle Flood announced on Sunday.

The fourth-year junior and former walk-on has 363 rushing yards and five touchdowns this season for the Scarlet Knights (3-1), who play host to Tulane on Saturday.

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James had 96 yards on seven carries against Navy before he was hit in the knee by a defender's helmet in the second quarter.

He ran for 881 yards and nine touchdowns last season despite missing four games with a broken bone in his leg.

Justin Goodwin and Desmon Peoples are expecting to shoulder the running back duties in James' absence.

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- Chris Mascaro

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