BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic took the field for most of Tuesday without arguably its most valuable player, as reigning Conference USA MVP and junior running back Devin “Motor” Singletary (American Heritage-Delray) was limited in practice with what multiple sources called a “hamstring injury.”
Singletary, the program’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 44, suffered the injury during Saturday’s scrimmage at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. Though Singletary participated in positional drills, he mainly spent practice in a black jersey on an exercise bike with other injured Owls.
Singletary did not participate in contact drills.
It is not known at this time how long Singletary will be out, though one source believes the running back will return — but be limited in how much he can do or see a lighter workload — as early as Thursday.
This is Singletary’s first notable injury in his nearly three seasons at FAU. Gerald Hearns (Dwyer) will likely take the bulk of first-team snaps for however long Singletary is out.
Singletary led Division I with 32 rushing touchdowns last year, but also led the nation with 301 carries.
FAU head coach Lane Kiffin will address the injury later Tuesday morning.
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