Colorado Buffaloes Football 2012: WR Paul Richardson Tears ACL, Will Miss 2012 Season

The Colorado Buffaloes received some unfortunate news on Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that WR Paul Richardson tore his ACL knee ligament during Monday's practice.

According to the team's official site, Richardson tore the ligament during non-contact drills and will miss the entirety of the 2012 NCAA Season. Jon Embree, the Buffaloes head coach, said he was confidant the injury will not effect the team significantly:

"Obviously, it's a blow to our team, but it's a part of the game," head coach Jon Embree said. "It's an opportunity for others to step up and try to lessen his loss. I thought at first he just rolled his ankle, and it turned out to be this. It's a shame because he's worked real hard and was doing a great job both on and off the field, leading by example and improving on all the things he needed to work on."

Richardson, who started his college career as a tight end, has collected 1069 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in his two-year NCAA career.

For more on the Buffaloes, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. Be sure to check out the SB Nation blog The Ralphie Report as well.

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