Baylor WR Platt, DE Jones likely to miss rest of season
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor receiver Chris Platt is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury.
Coach Matt Rhule said Tuesday defensive end Xavier Jones also is likely done for the year because of a broken bone in his foot.
Both Platt and Jones were hurt in the Bears’ 49-41 loss to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday in their Big 12 opener.
“We’re anxious to get them back for their senior year next year,” Rhule said. “As it is right now, it looks like they will be out for the season unless something changes.”
Platt, also a Big 12 champion and All-America relay runner for the Baylor track team, immediately grabbed his left knee after his leg appeared to bend awkwardly while being tackled at the end of a 1-yard gain on a shuffle pass early in the third quarter. That came only minutes after his 72-yard touchdown catch.
Through four games for the winless Bears, Platt had 16 catches for 401 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only player in the country with four receptions of at least 50 yards. He caught five passes for 93 yards against Oklahoma.
“I don’t know if you can replace Chris’ big-time, big-play capabilities, but that’s where we are,” Rhule said.