For the second straight season, South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore is done for the season following a knee injury.
Many are also speculating whether the athlete, lauded for his strong character and work ethic as well as his athletic skills, will ever be able to play football again. Draft analysts such as ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr., have picked Lattimore the top NFL running back prospect in 2013 if he decided to forego his senior year.
Here are some of what fans and media are saying about his gruesome injury. A massive outpouring of support from around the nation, including tweets from many college and pro athletes and coaches, made Lattimore the top trending topic on Twitter in the hours after his injury.
A community page on Facebook, Pray for Marcus Lattimore, had well over 42,500 "likes" as of Sunday morning. Another such site, the similarly named Pray for Marcus, had well over 52,000 likes by 8 a.m. Sunday.
How do you think the Gamecocks will fair without him?
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