Griffin reportedly done for the year

Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern running back Taj Griffin has reportedly torn his ACL and will be done for the season.

Running back Taj Griffin, an Oregon Ducks verbal commit, has reportedly torn his ACL in his left knee and will be done for the season. The news was reported by Score Atlanta on Monday afternoon.


Griffin injured the knee going for a tackle on a punt near the end of the fourth quarter of McEachern's 52-49 season opening loss to North Gwinnett on Saturday night. Fox College Sports Atlantic sideline reporter Ashley Rosenberg reported that Griffin "heard something pop" as he tried to make the play.

He was helped off the field before being examined on the sideline. Scout.com recruiting analyst John Garcia informed eDuck minutes after the injury occurred that Griffin had been given the Lachman test, which is used to discover any damage to the ACL.

Prior to the injury, he scored McEachern's first three touchdowns.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Griffin is a four-star running back and ranked sixth at his position by Scout.com. He is the highest rated player among the 2015 recruiting class for Oregon.


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