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.
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.