Marcus Lattimore Injury Update

Updated: October 29, 2012

Saturday we all saw Marcus Lattimore of South Carolina suffer what can only be described as a Willis McGahee 2.0 leg injury. It looked horrific. No knee should ever bend the way his did.

Early rumors were that Lattimore broke his patella, femur, and tore all of the knee ligaments. However an update to the situation shows that Lattimore did not suffer any damage to his knee cap:

Dr. Jeffrey Guy updated to some degree Lattimore’s situation, with some good news sprinkled in with the bad.

In the release, Guy confirmed that a “hyperextension of the knee resulted in injury to several ligaments.” What ligaments were involved and the extent of the injuries to the ligaments — full or partial tears — were not disclosed.

That’s the bad. The good? The release went on to state that “[t]here were no fractures or additional injuries.”