TCU receiver/returner KaVontae Turpin is getting well wishes online after a tweet that indicates he has a knee ligament injury.
The Twitter account of Blaine McDaniel, a receiver at The Woodlands Christian Academy, posted, “Prayers go out to my big bro @KaVontaeTurpin just talked to him and my man tore his PCL.”
Turpin left the field with assistance in the third quarter of last week’s game against Iowa State, not using his left leg. After treatment in the medical tent on the sideline, he walked to the locker room without help.
The PCL refers to the posterior cruciate ligament, which is located in the back of the knee. It can be sprained or torn. Recovery may or may not require surgery, which commonly requires six to 12 months of rehab.
Turpin led the Horned Frogs in all-purpose yardage last year. He had a punt return for a touchdown two weeks ago against Arkansas and had one last season against Kansas. He caught four touchdowns against Texas last season, setting a Big 12 record for touchdown catches by a freshman in a Big 12 game.
He leads TCU in receptions and yards this year, with 16 for 196. He also has a 64-yard kickoff return that put TCU in position to win the Arkansas game with a field goal, which was blocked.
Online reaction praised Turpin and offered him wishes for a fast recovery.