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Fresno State loses second QB to season-ending injury

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The Fresno State Bulldogs certainly haven’t had the best of luck when it comes to the quarterback position. The team started the season with sophomore Zack Greenlee at the helm of their offense. His run at the starting position ended after he was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

True freshman Chason Virgil started the third game of the season against Utah, but suffered a season-ending injury when he fractured his collarbone. Junior Ford Childress took over for the Bulldogs and started Saturday’s 49-23 loss to the San Jose Spartans, but it seems like his run may be over before it ever really got rolling good.

Fox Sports’s Bruce Feldman reported that upon their arrival back to Fresno, Childress was taken into surgery early Sunday morning for an internal injury. It is likely that he will miss the rest of the season.

“Sometimes when it rains, it pours,” head coach Tim DeRuyter told the Fresno Bee. “But you know what, no one is going to feel sorry for the ’Dogs so we better not feel sorry for ourselves, either. We have to just buckle up and find a way.”

This is the second time Childress has suffered a season-ending injury. He injured his pectoral muscle in 2013 as a redshirt freshman at West Virginia.

Greenlee is slated to start for the Bulldogs once again, but the Bulldogs have options with redshirt freshman Kilton Anderson and walk-on freshman Jesse Hanckel.

The Bulldogs have lost three straight games and are hoping to avoid an 0-2 start in Mountain West Conference play as they take on the San Diego State Aztecs on the road on Saturday, October 3.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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