- Associated Press - Monday, September 25, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers has lost top cornerback Blessuan Austin for the season with a knee injury.

Coach Chris Ash announced Monday that Austin tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the second half of Saturday’s 27-16 loss in Nebraska.

Ash called the injury a blow for the Scarlet Knights (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten). The junior had started in each of his three seasons. He earned honorable mention in the conference’s awards after last season.


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Damon Hayes is expected to replace Austin in the lineup.

Ash says Hayes needs to improve and develop, but he’s excited he’ll have the opportunity to start.



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