Chad Kelly out for spring due to hernia surgery

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly will be out for the rest of the spring after undergoing surgery to correct a sports hernia last week, per what coach Hugh Freeze told Neal McCready of Rivals. Freeze said that Kelly was expected to be out for three weeks.

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly had sports hernia surgery. He's expected to be out three weeks, per Hugh Freeze.

— Neal McCready (@NealMcCready) April 4, 2016

Kelly had a great first season with the Rebels last season, completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,042 yards and 31 touchdowns while also adding 500 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Ole Miss went 10-3 (6-2 SEC) and notched wins over LSU, Alabama and Auburn last season before defeating Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl. In that game, Kelly was the first Ole Miss Sugar Bowl MVP since Archie Manning.

The good news is that sports hernia surgery is relatively routine, so Kelly shouldn’t be sidelined longer than the three weeks Freeze mentioned and will be back in action soon enough as he looks to help Ole Miss repeat last year’s success.

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