Kansas State LB Gallon out for season

Field Level Media

October 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm.

Kansas State senior linebacker Eric Gallon will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, coach Chris Klieman announced Monday.

Gallon was injured following an awkward hit on a kickoff in the third quarter of the Wildcats’ 48-41 victory over No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday. He was wearing an air cast wrapped about his knee while being carted off the field.

“We’re sick about it,” Klieman said during the Big 12 teleconference. “Eric had a significant knee injury. I think we’re still learning a little bit more about the details, but it’s going to require season-ending surgery, and it makes you sad for any player, especially the fifth-year guys that put their heart and soul into a program.”

Gallon’s final play of his collegiate career resulted in a fumble recovery for Kansas State.

Gallon sustained a season-ending injury during his freshman season in 2016 while playing with Virginia. He sat out 2017 and appeared in just three games last year before recording six tackles this season.

— Field Level Media