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Notre Dame Running Back Tarean Folston Out for Season with Torn ACL

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The running back depth took a big hit on Saturday.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday evening's stomping of Texas was all gravy except for the injury bug which bit Notre Dame early in the contest. After carries of 1 and 3 yards, junior tailback Tarean Folston ripped off a 15-yard run but came up limping after the tackle.

Folston was quickly checked out on the sidelines and headed to the locker room, later returning to the sidelines while on crutches.

During Sunday's teleconference with the media Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly informed the world of the worst news possible. Folston is done for the season.

The news is devastating for Folston personally, of course. He'll be able to receive a redshirt and come back in 201 with 2 years of eligibility left.

For Notre Dame, the running back situation just got scary. Even with the other running backs looking good on Saturday the team is now left with 2 converted wide receivers and 2 freshmen.

An injury also hit the safety spot, as well. Brian Kelly mentioned that grad transfer Avery Sebastian has a broken metatarsal and is out 4 to 6 weeks.