AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State outside linebacker Adam Carper has sustained injuries to the medial collateral (MCL) ligament and the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) of his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, Cyclone head coach Dan McCarney said Thursday.  McCarney said the injury occurred in practice Tuesday. Carper had started every game at SAM linebacker this season.  He is fourth on the team with 39 tackles in 2006.


"The toughest part of coaching is dealing with injuries of this nature," Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney said. "Adam is dealing with this as well as possible and he will be ready for the start of the 2007 football season.  He is one of the finest people in our program. Obviously, he will be missed."


Carper, a sophomore from Clarinda, started six games last season.  He owns 80 career tackles.