ALBANY, GA (WALB) - When the Albany State Rams opened fall camp just over ten days ago, the battle for running back was expected to be one of the highlights of camp.
Ten days until the season opener and the depth at the position is all but gone.Albany State head coach Mike White says sophomore Kareem Hess from Tift County High School will miss the entire season due to a badly broken finger.
White says Hess will have surgery on the finger he broke catching a pass.
Kareem Hess averaged just under five yards a carry last year as a freshman.
The good news for Rams fans is he will redshirt and have three years of eligibility remaining.
His injury comes after senior LiRonnie Davis broke his left last week and is also out for the year.
With Gary Neavins out for the season due to academics, the Rams have just one experienced back in Demetrice Johnson.
Coach White though says a couple of freshmen have looked very good in camp and will see action.
ASU opens the season a week from Thursday at Chowan University in North Carolina.
The Rams are ranked 19th in the nation in the AFCA DII preseason poll.
Valdosta State is ranked 12th.
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