KSU Linebacker Eric Gallon suffers gruesome season-ending injury

Kansas State linebacker Eric Gallon II (1) is tended to after getting injured during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman confirmed Monday that linebacker Eric Gallon will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a "significant knee injury." The injury will require season-ending knee surgery. Klieman spoke on the injury in his weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference.

"He's going to be lost for the season. We're sick about it." Klieman said.

Klieman said they're still learning more details about the injury.

Gallon, a fifth-year senior, was playing on special teams on a kickoff to Oklahoma. The injury occurred when another player inadvertently hit Gallon in the knee.

"It makes you sad for any player, especially the fifth-year guys that put their heart and soul into a program." Klieman said.