In their 52-16 win over Fordham on Saturday, Navy quarterback Tago Smith went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. The Midshipmen turned to Will Worth and Malcom Perry, a freshman who did not dress for the game and was in the stands, and it seems they will have to continue to play these two going forward.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Smith had suffered a torn ACL in the game on Saturday. The senior will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
Navy starting senior QB Tago Smith out for season w/torn ACL in right knee
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 5, 2016
This is terrible news for the Midshipmen as Smith was set to replace record-setting quarterback Keenan Reynolds. However, they will have to turn to Worth and Perry going into the rest of the season.
In Saturday’s game, Worth rushed for 22 yards with one touchdown and completed all three of his passes for 78 yards with one score. Perry rushed for 30 yards on six carries.
Navy faces off against Connecticut on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST.