Most Important Injuries That Could Impact This Week's Games
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Injuries in sports are always devastating. It doesn't matter if it's peewee football or Monday Night Football. Hearts are always broken.
Injuries to college football players are the worst kind because they have the potential to derail careers before they even get started.
There are a number of injuries going into Week 10 of the college football season, and all of them will impact games in some fashion.
Let's take a look at some of the major injuries going into Week 10.
Knile Davis, Arkansas Razorbacks
Highlights of what Knile Davis brings to the table.
Knile Davis' story is a particularly sad one.
He was finally given the opportunity to put the team on his back in 2010. He produced more than 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns that season.
2011 looked to be his year, but a preseason ankle injury cost him the entire season.
This season, he's been working his way back to form, but eight games in, he has less than half the touches he did in 2010.
Davis picked up a hamstring injury last week and has been listed out for the game against Tulsa this week, according to ESPN.
The Razorbacks are 3-5 this season, going up against a 7-1 Tulsa unit.
Arkansas' lack of production in the ground game has been a large part of their demise this season. Going up against a team like Tulsa without Knile Davis could provide an embarrassing result for the Razorbacks.
Tulsa has been perfect in Conference USA so far and have put together a formidable run game of their own this season, as they're the ninth best rushing team in the nation.
Without the aid of Knile Davis, senior Dennis Johnson will have to pick up the load. If Tulsa gets their run game going, they'll own the clock and make it very difficult for Arkansas to counter.
Tracy Moore, Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State will miss Tracy Moore's production against Kansas State.
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Tracy Moore has been ruled doubtful for this week's game against high-flying Kansas State, according to ESPN.
He's not the main guy at Oklahoma State, but he has been productive when called upon.
Moore has scored four touchdowns this season on 20 receptions. He's averaging 13 yards per catch.
A first down for every reception would go a long way against Kansas State. Keeping up with that offense is no easy task, and that's a large part of why they're undefeated and second in the nation.
OSU will need every bit of help they can get, and if Moore is indeed unable to suit up, that'll be another thing the Cowboys will have to worry about this weekend.
Tre Walker, Kansas State Wildcats
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Tre Walker may have suffered a season-ending injury last week in the win over Texas Tech, according to the Kansas City Star.
The junior linebacker has been relatively productive in a fairly strong defensive unit this season with 19 tackles in seven games.
The Wildcats could miss his presence in the middle of the field against a strong Oklahoma State offense this season.
For now the Kansas-born native will have to cheer on his team's undefeated effort from the sidelines. It's too early to tell if his season is over, but that will be known soon enough.
Walter Stewart, Cincinnati Bearcats
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Walter Stewart suffered what appears to be a spine injury on October 13 in a game against Fordham, according to Yahoo! Sports.
New x-rays have revealed that not only his is season over, but his career might be in jeopardy as well.
Stewart contributed to the team a lot already this season. He tallied 16 tackles and five sacs for the Bearcats.
Seven of his tackles have combined for a total of 49 yards lost for opposing offenses. His production will be sorely missed this weekend against Syracuse.
Denard Robinson, Michigan Wolverines
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The latest reports have Denard Robinson ready to start on Saturday against, but he's officially listed as questionable, according to ESPN.
Michigan takes on conference foes Minnesota on Saturday, and both teams are 5-3.
The Wolverines will only go as far as Shoelace Robinson can take them this season, and if he's hurt going into a conference match, that will have massive implications for the outcome.
Having already lost a game in the conference, Michigan can ill-afford to lose another one if they hope to keep their slim BCS Bowl chances alive.
Even if Robinson starts, it'll be interesting to see how he deals with his injury or if it even affects him at all.