Kansas State was taking on Southern Illinois on Saturday night in what was supposed to be a routine win to move to 2-0 over an inferior opponent. However, Wildcat Nation is now holding its breath as starting quarterback Skylar Thompson had to be helped off the field with a leg injury.
Here’s a video of the injury.
Chris Klieman said after the game, “We’ll pray for the best and see what happens.” He didn’t share a specific injury update on Thompson, but added the Wildcats will be depending on backup quarterback Will Howard “for the foreseeable future.”
As you can see in the video, Thompson went down without any contact while trying to block for RB Deuce Vaughn on a run play. He was then helped off the field by trainers.
The sixth-year senior returned after suffering a season-ending injury early in the 2020 season as well. Thompson announced after the season he would be returning for the 2021 campaign.
For a second-straight season, Will Howard has come in to replace Thompson and will continue through at least next week’s game against Nevada. With Howard at QB last season, the Cats lost the last five games of the 2020 season.