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Former Wildcat Burton out for the season

Rams head coach Steve Spanuolo confirmed on Monday that one of the team's leading receivers, Keenan Burton, will miss the remainder of the season due to a "significant knee injury."

Spagnuolo said the injury involves the patella tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shin.

Burton, the former Wildcat, had moved into the Rams' starting lineup, and was third on the team in receiving. Prior to the injury, Burton had hauled in 25 passes for 253 yards.

The Louisville native was injured in Sunday's game at New Orleans on what the coach called a "non-contact injury."

"You'd have to ask Keenan, but it looked like he was trying to make an adjustment to the ball and got his leg in an awkward position," Spagnuolo said during a Monday press conference.

"We'll miss him. We'll miss his leadership. He'll bounce back, he's a resilient kid. He knows what he's faced with," Spagnuolo said of Burton.


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