Running back Tim Gregory of Hart High is expected to have knee surgery on Oct. 12.
Gregory, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards last season as a sophomore, tore his right anterior cruciate ligament two weeks ago.
Doctors told Gregory to expect a six-to-nine month rehabilitation. However, Gregory, the defending Foothill League 100-meter champion, hopes to return before the end of track season next spring.
"I will if I can," Gregory said. "But I don't know how good I'll be. My main priority is to get back for next football season."