Sad news regarding former Owatonna running back Jason Williamson, as it has been reported that he suffered a torn ACL after sustaining a knee injury during spring practices. 

According to the Pioneer Press, on Saturday a University of Minnesota spokesperson reported that Williamson sustained a knee injury in practice. It was later that day that the Owatonna People's Press sports reporter Jon Weisbrod tweeted that Williamson tore his ACL in his left knee. The injury will more than likely sideline Williamson his freshman season with the Gophers.

Williamson was a highly decorated prep player having rushed for over 3,000 yards alone in 2018 and scoring 47 touchdowns while leading the Huskies' to their second straight state championship. More than 1,600 yards came during five playoff games where he averaged more than 10 yards per carry.

Williamson was also named in his senior season with the Huskies the Associated Press Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year.

Typically ACL tears take 6 to 9 months to fully heal, which puts this season in jeopardy for Williamson.

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