Sources: FAU’s Thompson (knee) out for season

  • Pete Thamel, ESPNSep 18, 2023, 01:36 PM ET

FAU quarterback Casey Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after getting injured at Clemson on Saturday night, sources informed ESPN.Thompson tore both an ACL and median meniscus, per ESPN sources, continuing a run of bad injury luck that has afflicted his six-year college career.FAU is expected to begin Main

Michigan transfer Daniel Richardson versus Illinois this week. Richardson is a skilled quarterback who began 23 games at CMU.Under NCAA rules, Thompson might get a waiver to

play a seventh season after getting injured in FAU’s third game of the season. Players are eligible for medical redshirts if they’ve completed less than 30 %of the season, which Thompson falls under.Thompson entered this season having started 10 games for Texas in 2021 and 10 at Nebraska in 2022.

Injuries affected both those years, as he tore a labrum at Nebraska last September and injured a thumb in October of 2021. Both of those injuries obstructed his play and ultimately needed surgery.Thompson’s transfer to FAU for his 6th year was tied, in part, to a reunion with former Texas coach Tom Herman. Thompson had actually dedicated to Herman out of high school and played for him at Texas.Before the injury versus Clemson, Thompson threw for five goals, 5 interceptions and completed 63.3 %of his passes for 509 lawns this

season.Richardson completed 18 of 32 passes for 120 yards and an interception in location of Thompson against Clemson.

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