Originally Posted by SCITSCAT
not multiple times.
Here's some interesting history:
At Miami University in 2001 they signed a RB by the name of Frank Gore. As a true freshman, Gore, in limited time, was the Big East's freshman of the year after averaging 9.3 yards a carry. Gore actually beat out Najeh Davenport for the backup role, who ended up as a backup to Dorsey Levens in Green Bay.
The starter for Miami that season was Clinton Portis, who came out after his Junior year and due to the fact that Gore was likely going to take his job.
During spring practice in 2002, Gore tore his ACL.
Next man up was a RB by the name of Willis McGahee.
In 2002, McGahee ran for nearly 1800 yards, with his season coming to the end it did when his knee got destroyed in a very similar way to Lattimore.
Gore regained his starting job the following season.
Gore and McGahee have both had both ACLs done if I'm correct. Gore is a top 5-8 RB in the NFL.
McGahee is still going strong if he can rebound from the season ender this year.
My point is:
A) Miami had incredible luck with RB's in the late 1990's/early 2000's.
B) There's honestly some serious proof that Lattimore will come back pretty damned well.