Utah State University quarterback Chuckie Keeton sprained the MCL in his right knee, head coach Matt Wells announced on Tuesday. He did not disclose when Keeton suffered the injury.
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Keaton to Miss 4-6 Weeks
Tuesday, Sept. 22
According to Dan Gartland of SI.com, Coach Wells told reporters on Tuesday that Keeton will miss the next four to six weeks after spraining the MCL in his right knee.
Knee injuries have been a major issue for the redshirt senior, as his last two seasons have ended with knocks to the left knee. In 2013, Keeton tore his ACL and MCL, and he reaggravated the injury last season as well.
Keeton threw for 537 yards in Utah State's first three games while rushing for an additional 75, and the Aggies are 1-2 entering conference play in Week 4.
While his time has been limited at Utah State, he still has put up numbers, as the Salt Lake Tribune's Steve Luhm pointed out:
Utah State has four other quarterbacks listed on its roster, and according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), sophomore Kent Myers will take over for Keeton.
Myers started four games last season—all wins for Utah State—and appeared in the team's New Mexico Bowl victory over UTEP. So at least the Aggies won't be moving forward with an inexperienced quarterback.
The sophomore will be thrown right into fire, though, as Utah State will face Mountain West Conference opponent Colorado State on Oct. 3. In a balanced offense that has seen the Aggies run 101 pass plays and 97 rushing, it looks like Myers is going to be busy.
Stats courtesy of ESPN.com.