San Diego State just got some unfortunate news on the injury front. The Aztecs will be without their star running back for over a month.
Juwan Washington, who was near the top of the national rushing charts through four weeks, will miss the next six weeks with a broken clavicle, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Washington suffered the injury during Saturday's 23-20 overtime win over Eastern Michigan. He exited the game in the second quarter.
Prior to getting hurt, Washington had gained 61 yards on 12 carries. He was on his way to posting a fourth-straight 100-yard rushing effort.
After increasing his yardage total from 454 yards in 2016 to 759 last season, the 5-foot-7, 190-pound Washington exploded out of the gate this fall. He rushed for 158 yards in an opening week loss to Stanford and followed that up with 156 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Sacramento State.
In Week 3, Washington's 138 rushing yards and one touchdown helped key the Aztecs' upset win over Arizona State. So far, he's tallied 513 yards and five touchdowns through four weeks.
San Diego State has a bye this weekend before a critical conference game at Boise State on Oct. 6.
The Aztecs are 3-1 on the season.