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The injury is but the latest in a series of events well beyond unfortunate for the young man who...

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The injury is but the latest in a series of events well beyond unfortunate for the young man who will turn 23 years old in one week and who already came fully back from a devastating knee injury suffered in the state playoffs when he was a junior at Rayville High School. Both of Murphy's parents died before he won a full scholarship to LSU, his mother succumbing to cancer during his senior year at Rayville High School. Murphy has spoken about how he went into a sort of emotional shell at that point and he arrived on campus somewhat bewildered by his losses and the huge jump in the game.

LSU tailback Richard Murphy needs surgery is apparently done for the season - NOLA.com . Terrible for this young man, who I thought was running very well, and was perhaps in line to get more touches. He was also good on special teams. His loss is bigger for the Tigers than his 3rd team status would suggest.