Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has been mentioned as a name to watch in the 2019 NFL Draft class, but he will have some obstacles to overcome entering his final year in college football.
Early in Friday’s Music City Bowl clash against the Kentucky Wildcats, the star signal-caller went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
Thorson was carted off the field.
The injury occurred after Thorson hauled in a catch on a trick play early in the second quarter. Thorson was running down the sideline, before his knee buckled and he fell to the turf.
Immediately, the quarterback reached for his knee in obvious pain.
Here is video of the play:
Here’s another angle of the injury, where you can clearly see Thorson’s knee buckling.
He was comforted by members of both teams on his way to the locker room.
We wish Thorson a full and speedy recovery.
Despite their star signal-caller being in the locker room, they hold a 17-7 lead over Kentucky with two minutes remaining in the first half.