The injury bug has once again taken a bite out of the 2017 Louisville Cardinal football team.
During Monday afternoon’s press conference Bobby Petrino announced that senior running back Jeremy Smith will miss the rest of the season with a toe injury.
Smith missed the entire spring with a toe injury. He returned for fall camp, but had a tough time getting back to 100%. Petrino says Smith fractured his small toe last Thursday in practice, which explains why he was held out of action against North Carolina.
Although he fumbled on the one carry he had this season, Smith will be missed more than most expect. He didn’t win the starting job, but was the only proven running back on the depth chart heading into the 2017 season.
Senior Malik Williams was given an opportunity on Saturday against North Carolina and made the most of it. Williams had a game high 149-rushing yards on 11-carries, including a big run of 74-yards.
Moving forward I’d say Louisville’s rushing attack will consist of Williams, Bonnafon and true freshman Colin Wilson.
JD Coffey joined on as a contributor for TheCardinalConnect.com in June of 2011. He’s a frequest on-air contributor for Cards Radio 790 WKRD. Follow JD on Twitter @JD_Coffey.