Already reeling after losing their undefeated season in their last game, more heartbreak has struck the No. 20 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday.
UPDATE: Thursday, November 29, 5:45 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland
It looks as though the Cardinals have their star quarterback after all, but not in the way they probably hoped. According to a report from Kent Taylor at Louisville's NBC affiliate, Bridgewater will play, but won't start when Louisville takes on Rutgers tonight.
Will Stein will start at QB for U of L tonight, Bridgewater expected to play— Kent Taylor (@KentTaylorWAVE) November 29, 2012
Good news for the Cardinals and their fans, although I have a feeling that head coach Charlie Strong would prefer to have the talented signal caller starting tonight.
UPDATE: Monday, November 26 at 1:43 p.m. ET
Great news for Louisville fans as Terry Bridgewater (wrist) is expected to play this week, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong said QB Teddy Bridgewater definitely will play Thursday at Rutgers— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 26, 2012
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UPDATE: NOVEMBER 24, 4:25 p.m ET by Michael Cahill
According to the twitter account of Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority, Bridgewater has a broken left wrist.
Teddy Bridgewater has a broken left wrist. Was wearing a cast.— Jody Demling (@jdemling) November 24, 2012
However Demling does go on to say that Bridgewater should be in action next Saturday against Rutgers.
Strong says Bridgewater leg injury "will be fine." Should play against Rutgers.— Jody Demling (@jdemling) November 24, 2012
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According to CBS Sports Big East, star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had to leave the game against the Connecticut Huskies and will not return due to a wrist injury:
UofL QB Teddy Bridgwater getting wrist x-rayed. All senior QB Will Stein in the 2nd half.— CBSSportsBigEast (@CBSBigEast) November 24, 2012
The sophomore quarterback was hurt late in the first half when Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore brought him down via a horse-collar tackle.
Moore's tackle brought an unfortunate end to a half that already saw the Cardinals offense struggle mightily. Facing off against a stout Connecticut defense, Bridgewater had gone just 11-of-20 passing for 75 yards at the time of his injury, and Louisville trailed 10-0 at halftime.
Bridgewater, who came into Louisville as perhaps the best recruit in school history, has been a shining light on the Cardinals all season. Through the first half of Saturday's game, he threw for 2,933 yards passing and 21 touchdowns against five interceptions.
The Cardinals star has also been extremely accurate, completing 69.9 percent of his passes on the season.
With Bridgewater out of the lineup, Louisville's hopes of ending the regular season with just one loss are on life support. Senior Will Stein will step in and hope to replicate the starter's excellence, but he threw just 11 passes all season coming into Week 13.
Be sure to check back here as we give you all the latest updates on Bridgewater's condition.