Marcus Lattimore Injury: Pro Athletes Reach out to Fallen South Carolina RB

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Marcus Lattimore Injury: Pro Athletes Reach out to Fallen South Carolina RB
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By now I'm sure you have all heard the terrible news that took place last weekend involving South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore. The junior was hurt in a game against Tennessee, as his knee hit an opposing player’s helmet, bending his leg in a way legs aren't supposed to bend.

The injury was gruesome and is even worse for the young man, considering he just rehabbed from a torn ACL he suffered last season. It is being reported that he has a hyperextended right knee and could miss all of the 2013 season due to rehab, forcing him to return in 2014 if he receives a redshirt.

When the injury took place, many felt for the Gamecock star, as tweets and comments flooded the Internet by the thousands, including professional athletes offering their support for one of the top running backs in the country.

Here are some of the athletes that reached out to the young man.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice sure knows what it is like to experience injuries throughout his career.

Oakland Raiders Terrelle Pryor doesn't see the field much, so he was able to take time out of his day to offer some support.

LeBron James is a big college football fan, so you know he was watching the game and was saddened like the rest of us.

Indiana Pacers Paul George reaches out.

Houston Texans J.J. Watt wishes the South Carolina running back well.

From one former SEC player to a current one, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green wishes a speedy recovery.

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has dealt with injuries throughout his career.

Former Alabama running back and current New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram hopes Lattimore can bounce back.

Even New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow showed his support.

Heisman Trophy winner and Washington Redskin quarterback Robert Griffin III reminds us all that football players are still humans at the end of the day.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray tweeted his thoughts on Lattimore.

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden wishes the junior running back nothing but the best.

Chicago Bears Lance Briggs also chimed in.

Minnesota Vikings star Percy Harvin sent out his thoughts as well.

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson hopes Lattimore can recover quickly.

It is clear that Lattimore has had an impact on more than just college football and the field he runs across. Hopefully he is able to bounce back from another devastating injury and we will see him back on the gridiron sooner than later.

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