Rodney Hammond Jr. sustained up a right leg injury after sustaining a helmet-to-helmet hit from West Virginia’s Wesley McCormick in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game.
With Pitt trailing WVU 31-24, with just under seven minutes left in the contest, Hammond took a quick pass from Kedon Slovis, turned up field and was hit high to be driven out of bounds.
Hammond remained on the ground after the hit, received some attention from the athletic training staff and was taken directly into the Pitt locker room. It was the second Pitt injury in the game, following Deslin Alexandre’s leg injury in the second quarter.
Hammond took 16 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns and turned a swing pass into a 49-yard gain, supplying Pitt with a very large chunk of its offense.
Israel Abanikanda, Daniel Carter and C’Bo Flemister have also taken carries for Pitt, and the trio, along with Vincent Davis, will finish the game.