SEC quarterbacks are under siege this afternoon. Earlier in this afternoon’s Top 10 headliner, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask suffered a sprained MCL on a hit by an Auburn defender, that looked worse than it luckily was. He has re-entered the game. Now, Missouri senior quarterback Kelly Bryant has taken a similar hit.
Mizzou leads Troy 42-7 at the half. On his third touchdown throw of the day, Bryant took an ugly shot to the back of his leg by a Trojans defender.
Bryant was a high-profile addition for the program, transferring in from Clemson after losing the starting job to Trevor Lawrence.
He stuck with Mizzou threw a controversial bowl ban, and has put up nice numbers this season. Hopefully, like Trask, this winds up looking worse than the actual injury is.
Video, via Yahoo Sports:
Kelly Bryant just threw a TD to put Mizzou up 42-7 on Troy and this happened to his left knee as he got hit late.
He’s gone to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/wljIgprTdE
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 5, 2019
Kelly Bryant is 12-of-19 for 221 and three scores so far. He also has a touchdown on the ground, with six carries for 20 yards. With the score as it is, one would assume his day is over whether or not he’s able to return to the field.
The play came just a few minutes before halftime, so we haven’t seen how Missouri will handle things. We should have an update pretty soon though, one would think.
Troy took the ball to start the game, so the Tigers will get the second half kick-off
After the injury, Mizzou backups Taylor Powell and Connor Bazelak reportedly began to warm up. Powell, a third-year sophomore, has played sparingly during the last two seasons, completing 1-of-8 throws for 17 yards in 2019. Bazelak made a brief appearance in the win over Southeast Missouri State, gaining one rushing yard on a single attempt.
Update: Kelly Bryant came out on crutches and in street clothes to watch the second half. It could be precautionary, but certainly isn’t the best sign. We’ll have more as his status moving forward is clarified.