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TCU's Josh Doctson will miss rest of regular season

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Josh Doctson set multiple single-season and career receiving records before his injury.

TCU coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday that wide receiver Josh Doctson will miss the rest of the regular season, but that there's a chance he could return for the postseason.


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Doctson fell on his left hand and wrist after making a catch in a loss to Oklahoma State two weeks ago that likely ruined any hopes the Horned Frogs had of reaching the College Football Playoff. He finished that game with just six catches for 64 yards and no touchdowns. Last week in a 23-17 win over Kansas, Doctson had just one catch for 12 yards.

In addition to losing Doctson for at least the final two regular-season games, quarterback Trevone Boykin -- who suffered an ankle injury in last week's win over Kansas -- is a game-time decision for TCU's huge game against Oklahoma, Patterson said.

Doctson was leading all of FBS in receiving yardage (Bowling Green's Roger Lewis had 32 yards receiving in Tuesday night's loss to Toledo, and he is the current leader).

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After posting 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns receiving in 2014, Doctson was having a breakthrough 2015 season as TCU was scoring boatloads of points. The playmaking ability of Doctson, who is a senior, was getting noticed. In October, an AFC scout told NFL Media's Albert Breer that Doctson could come at a first- or second-round price in the 2016 NFL Draft. NFL.com personnel guru Gil Brandt identified Doctson as the college football player who had improved his draft stock the most in the first half of the season.

Doctson's 78 receptions for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns this season already set new school records. He also attained TCU career records with 29 touchdown receptions and 2,773 yards.

Follow Jim Reineking on Twitter @jimreineking.

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