The BYU running back room took another hit as news broke that redshirt freshman Jackson McChesney suffered a lisfranc fracture in BYU’s 55-3 win over Navy and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.
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The season started and ended for me real quick. Due to a few torn ligaments in my foot I am unable to continue with the 2020 season. I had a successful surgery this morning & I’m hoping for a quick recovery. I can’t wait to get back out on the field with the boys next fall #gocougs
McChesney saw time in the Navy game earlier this week carrying the ball 11 times for 56 yards and a score. A season ago, McChesney broke the all-time BYU record for rushing yards by a freshman when he rushed for 228 yards in a 32-point win at UMass. Coming out of Lone Peak High School, he was a highly-touted prospect who was recruited by the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, and Oregon.
With McChesney joining junior college transfer Hinckley Ropati on the injured list, BYU will look to Luc Andrada, Javelle Brown, and Chase Wester to fill the void at RB3.
Sione Finau led the team in rushing in 2019 before tearing his ACL in November. Sources have indicated that he was recently cleared to return to practice and hopes to become available to play in the coming weeks.
BYU’s next game will be a CBS matinee on Saturday, Sept. 19 with a 1:30 p.m. MST kick.