Desert Ridge RB J.J. Husar out for season with torn ACL
The knee injury to J.J. Husar was worse than originally thought.
Desert Ridge’s star running back will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he said Wednesday.
Husar suffered the injury two weeks ago against Mesa, but a preliminary diagnosis thought it was only an MCL sprain and he would be back for the state quarterfinals. However, a specialist examined the injury on Tuesday and determined there was a tear of the ACL.
Husar transferred from Basha to the Jaguars after last season and led the team with 106 carries for 1,068 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Desert Ridge is seeded second in the most recent power points but this injury deals a significant blow to their title chances.
“It sucks,” Husar said. “It’s not like I was here (at Desert Ridge) four years. I was here nine months and only got to play seven games.”
Husar said he will have surgery Friday and begin rehabilitating the knee. He plans to play collegiately next season.
“The plan is to heal it now and get it back to normal, or hopefully even better than normal,” he said.
The injury will likely put more emphasis on twin brothers Tarek and Taren Morrison in Desert Ridge’s offense. Tarek is the team’s quarterback and Taren was the backup running back behind Husar.