Francis suffered the injury in the second quarter.
The Durham, N.C. native appeared in all 10 games this season. In his first two seasons (2013-14), he's totaled 263 rushing yards on 75 carries, as well as 16 receptions for 110 yards.
A surgery date has not yet been been determined.
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