Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson out for season with torn PCL
Published 7:51 am Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn posterior cruciate ligament.
Interim coach Matt Luke said following the Rebels’ 40-24 loss to LSU on Saturday the initial diagnosis for Patterson was a sprained right knee, but an MRI taken after the game revealed the torn ligament, an Ole Miss spokesman said Sunday. Patterson suffered the non-contact injury after throwing an interception late in the first half.
Patterson went to the locker room for further evaluation but returned to start the second half before eventually being replaced by Jordan Ta’amu in the fourth quarter. The sophomore finished 10 of 23 through the air for a season-low 119 yards.
It’s the second straight year the Rebels have lost their starting quarterback to a knee injury. Patterson’s redshirt was burned for the final three games last season after a torn anterior cruciate ligament ended Chad Kelly’s collegiate career.