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Breaking: Duke Dolphin Likely Lost for Season
Junior Duke Dolphin was expected to be a three-way starter at RB, punter and linebacker before an injury derailed his season. Photo by Rob Carlson / Sports Media Northwest
Viking junior star Duke Dolphin is likely out for the season after receiving MRI results that confirm serious damage to his right knee. Although we can't confirm it at this time, we are hearing it may be an ACL tear.
Dolphin was injured in practice Thursday, and sought a specialist's opinion after the injury did not clear up. We will have more details tomorrow.
With Dolphin out, senior Brennan Frost will start at RB and junior J.T. Cox will also see action. Others likely to see carries this year include sophomore Matt Gasca and possibly seniors Chameron Lackey or Tyler Reside, both of whom could easily rotate from their WR positions.
This is the third straight year the Vikes have lost their top running back to injury, following injuries to Isaac Molstre and Bo Dickinson.
Dolphin was also slated to be a key performer on defense and special teams, serving as an outside linebacker and punter. On defense, Dolphin will likely be replaced by Ross Jones or Cody Riecks. It is possible that Frost could fill in at punter.
We will have more on this story as it develops. Best wishes to Duke and his family at this time.