MANHATTAN — Kansas State return man and backup running back William Powell will miss the remainder of the season with an unspecified leg injury.
Coach Bill Snyder said K-State will have to move on without the senior and former walk-on during his weekly segment of the Big 12 teleconference on Monday.
The loss is a blow to the Wildcats' special teams unit. Before suffering a season-ending injury two weeks ago against Texas, Powell led the nation with a kickoff return average of 34.6 yards, and he returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Baylor.
He was also a nice change-of-pace back behind Daniel Thomas. On 23 carries this season, Powell rushed for 250 yards and four touchdowns.
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Powell did not play against Missouri. In his absence, Jarett Wright, John Hubert and Aubrey Quarles returned six kicks for an average of 17.3 yards.