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KSU loses Jarvis for season with lacerated kidney

By admin Published: September 14, 2009

From Stephanie Storm Beacon Journal sports writer

Kent State running back Eugene Jarvis' season is over after suffering a lacerated kidney in the first quarter of the 34-7 loss Saturday at Boston College, according to a source close to the university.

But that's not the biggest blow to Jarvis, a fifth year senior. Jarvis was stunned to find out during his CT scan Saturday evening that not only is his left kidney injured, but he is missing his right kidney, the source said.

Jarvis, who remains hospitalized at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Kent, rushed 10 times for just 17 yards Saturday. But he did not come out of the game immediately after the big hit in the second quarter.

During halftime, blood in Jarvis' urine indicated that there was an internal problem.  In two games this season, Jarvis has rushed 37 times for 167 yards and one touchdown. He also has caught six passes for 38 yards and returned five punts for 77 yards.  Kent State officials plan to apply for a medical redshirt for Jarvis.





Watch Martin's passionate press conference from today here.


In a classy gesture, the Record Courier is reporting that the first team to call KSU and ask where they could send flowers was the Akron Zips.


Steve Hare from the Kent Sports Report spoke to head coach Doug Martin today and Martin had some pretty strong thoughts on Jarvis' ability to receive that medical redshirt.


Hare also caught up with Martin who really laid it on the line for his team and his program. 


"Well let me tell you what they’re really saying. They’re really saying Brian Lainhart’s not good enough to play without Eugene Jarvis. Andre Flowers isn’t good enough to go and play running back. Dri Archer’s not good enough to go and play running back. The rest of you Kent State football players, you ain’t good enough, and coaches too. You coaches aren’t good enough to get it done without Eugene Jarvis, he’s all you had. That’s what’s really being said there if you want to talk about that."

"I love history. The Vikings, you know how they used to conquer people? They used to sail those ships in there, get off the ships then burn them. There’s nowhere to run," Martin said. "So I’m going to tell you this. We don’t have our starting quarterback; we don’t have our starting running back; I don’t care. I’ll guarantee every Kent State fan right now this is going to be a winning football team and this football team is going to be in a bowl game. And Lainhart, I just burned the ships. See you Saturday."

Earlier in the day, on the MAC Football Coaches teleconference, Martin had this to say regarding the health status of QB Giorgio Morgan:

"I hope he's going to be able to practice. I made the decision that if he's limping, he's not going to play. It's not fair to him, it's not fair to his team if he's that limited."



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