Ramon Jefferson has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, out for the rest of the UK football season

Kentucky football running back Ramon Jefferson’s 2022 season is over.

Jefferson, an FCS transfer from Sam Houston State, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees during the Wildcats’ season-opening win against Miami, Ohio on Sept. 3, the Bronx, New York, native announced. York on Wednesday in an Instagram post.

The 5-foot-10 running back, dubbed “a mighty little mouse” by quarterback Will Levis, recorded just two carries for 10 yards during the first quarter against the RedHawks. After Jefferson’s second carry, a 2-yard gain, he did not return to the game.

A senior, Jefferson was using the extra year of eligibility granted in 2020 to student-athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The running back could apply for a hardship waiver through the NCAA to gain another year of eligibility, but it was unclear as of Wednesday if he intends to do so.

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