ESPN: Zach Mettenberger has Torn ACL
(NEW YORK) — LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a torn ACL and a sprained MCL, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
The injury was suffered in the fourth quarter of LSU’s 31-27 win over Arkansas last week when Mettenberger was hit in the knee by Arkanas defensive end Byran Jones. Mettenberger immediately left the game and did not return.
While the school wouldn’t confirm the specifics of the injury it did announce that Mettenberger will miss whatever bowl game the Tigers play. Freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings will take his place.
“We are very disappointed for Zach,” coach Les Miles said. “He’s been a tremendous leader for our team and he’s as competitive a guy as I have ever been around. He’s had a great impact on our program.”
Mettenberger threw for 3,082 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 64.9 percent of his passes. Mettenberger joins Rohan Davey and JaMarcus Russell as the only three LSU quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season.
An ESPN source reports Mettenberger will have surgery to repair his torn ACL in approximately two weeks.
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