WR George Farmer has torn his ACL and his MCL and will miss the 2013 season, according to the LATimes.
It is the latest setback for the junior, who has experienced a significant amount of adversity and bad luck through two years. In Tuesday’s practice, Farmer went down hard on his left knee after catching a pass during a non-contract drill, and the worst-case scenario for him has come to fruition.
Farmer has been hampered by injury throughout his first two seasons with Troy, injuries that have prohibited him from living up to the acclaim that he came with him to USC. Heralded as another phenom wide receiver out of Serra High school, Farmer was supposed to be faster and more athletic than his high school teammates, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. Instead, he has only seen the field five times as a Trojan, and recorded just one catch for seven yards in 2012.
2013 was supposed to be a fresh start for Farmer; he was having his best string of practices since he got to Troy, and had been establishing himself as a worthy candidate for the No. 3 spot in the wide receiver rotation.
Unfortunately for Farmer, that ambition will not become a reality this season.
With Farmer out, senior WR De’Von Flournoy, redshirt sophomore Victor Blackwell, and freshmen Steven Mitchell andDarreus Rogers will vie for playing time behind Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor this fall.