Sep 8, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Prinz Kande (4) is helped off the field after the game against the Rice Owls at Memorial Stadium. Rice won the game 25-24. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Prinz Kande Likely Out For Season


Today, the Lawrence Journal World announced that they learned that Kansas junior linebacker Prinz Kande will most likely be out for the rest of the season. Kande made his very first start for the Jayhawks on Saturday as KU lost to Rice by one point.

Kande injured both his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee. The ACL and the MCL are two ligaments that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone in the knee.

In the game on Saturday, Kande recorded three tackles and one sack. The injury will most likely keep him out for the regular season, but he might be able to save a year of eligibility from redshiting. If Kande is granted a medical redshirt, he would be able to save a year of eligibility which would give him two years instead of one year.

Charlie Weis made some comments about the injury to KU’s junior linebacker on Sunday. He said that Kande’s injury was the only injury from the Rice game that seemed serious.

He mentioned that both seniors Kale Pick and Lubbock Smith, who were injured in the game against Rice, will get a chance to play on Saturday as the Jayhawks host their first Big 12 opponent of the year. That Big 12 opponent would be the TCU Horned Frogs.

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