Reports: K-State's Justin Hughes 'likely' to miss 2019
According to multiple reports, Kansas State senior linebacker Justin Hughes suffered a knee injury in the Wildcats' spring practice on Tuesday.
K-State Online and GoPowercat.com are also reporting Hughes will likely have to sit out the entire 2019 season.
KSU has yet to confirm the news of the injury, and likely won't until head coach Chris Klieman addresses the media after Saturday's spring game.
However, on Thursday morning, Hughes tweeted an apology to K-State fans seeming to confirm his injury:
Hughes played in nine games for the Wildcats during 2018 after missing the opener against South Dakota and Mississippi State. After that, he started the final seven games, finishing third on the team with 56 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
Hughes redshirted his true freshman year in 2015 after coming to K-State from Tucker, Ga.
His high school and current teammate Elijah Sullivan is likely to take over at linebacker in Hughes' absence.