TERRE HAUTE —
Indiana State defensive back Larry King has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL.
King suffered the injury during ISU’s first day of practice Thursday. Once swelling went down he undewent a magnetic resonance imaging test that revealed the tear.
ISU coach Mike Sanford learned the news Saturday morning.
“Just kind of a freak thing. Planted in a weird way as he was being blocked. No one hit him,” Sanford said. “It’s a tragedy for him and a tragedy for us because he’s a really good football player and leader. When a warrior goes down, somebody else has to step up.”
King was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention selection in 2012, ranking fourth on ISU with 57 tackles. He also had three interceptions.
King was a redshirt in 2009 so he would have to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility to continue his football career at ISU.