TCU running back Waymon James (32) pushes Kansas cornerback Greg Brown (5) away as he runs for a gain during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Virginia won't have to deal with TCU's leading rusher when the two teams meet this weekend in Texas.
A TCU spokesman said Wednesday that junior Waymon James will miss the rest of the season for the 17th-ranked Horned Frogs because of a knee injury.
James, who appeared to get hurt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win in Kansas, was averaging 9.9 yards on his 17 carries. He had 168 yards and a touchdown for TCU (2-0).
When asked Tuesday, coach Gary Patterson said James would be a game-time decision for Saturday's home game against Virginia. He didn't elaborate then.
With James and Matthew Tucker, TCU came into this season as one of only five FBS schools returning a pair of 700-yard rushers.
Tucker has 19 carries for 100 yards and a score, the 27th of his career.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.