Missouri RB Josey returns to field after injury

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Henry Josey is known to be quick on the football field. His ability to flash a smile is even quicker.

But for more than 16 months, the Missouri tailback's world became a little darker as he watched his teammates from the sidelines, recovering from a torn left ACL, MCL and patellar tendon sustained on Nov. 12, 2011.

"They were telling me I was going to play again, but that was the last thing on my mind," Josey said. "I just felt like I was in a dream. I was always finding myself asking, `Why?' That was a big thing with me."

Josey worked with surgeon Dr. Pat Smith and trainer Rex Sharp in hopes of once again becoming the all-Big 12 rusher who led the Tigers with 1,168 yards.