We learnt yesterday that the NFL career of running back Isaiah Pead was over due to the injuries that he suffered in a terrible car crash a few days ago.
The former Saint Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins back, who starred in college for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, suffered a blown out tyre as he was driving with a friend and both were lucky to even be alive.
Well, while we knew that Pead's career had been heartbreakingly cut short, we didn't know what his injuries were until know, as it has been revealed that part of Pead's leg was amputated.
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UC head coach Tommy Tuberville, speaking on his weekly radio show on 700 WLW-AM Wednesday night at the Original Montgomery Inn, gave an update on Pead and confirmed the amputation.
"It's devastating because he lost part of his left leg," Tuberville said. "He'll never play again, obviously. It's just devastating."
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Pead was drafted by Fisher and the Rams in the second round of the 2012 draft out of the University of Cincinnati, where he was a star for the Bearcats finishing his career there with 3,288 rushing yards on 545 carries with 27 touchdowns.
Pead spent three years with the Rams, where he mainly played on special teams and provided backup for the likes of Tre Mason and Zac Stacy.
He was signed by the Dolphins in March of this year, but was released by the team a month ago.