Colorado QB Jordan Webb is out for the season with a knee injury. Webb, a fifth-year senior, suffered an ACL injury during non-contact drills on Tuesday.
The injury likely means that Webb’s college career is over. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre stated of Jordan Webb’s injury:
“This is very sad for Jordan. We all feel for him. He was doing well in practice, competing again for the starting job, and for this to happen and to lose him for the season is just a shame.”
The Colorado quarterback’s injury was confirmed by MRI on Tuesday night. Webb was injured when he collapsed making an ordinary cut. He was the primary starter during the school’s 1-11 campaign last season. He led the Buffaloes with 1,434 yards and eight touchdown passes.
Webb has already graduated from the school, but will still seek a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. The torn ACL isn’t the only injury the Colorado QB has suffered. In 2009, Jordan Webb redshirted for Kansas as a freshman after he tore an abdominal muscle. The injury prevented the athlete from returning to practice until late in the season.
Webb also released comments in the school’s statement, saying, “It’s another obstacle that I have to overcome. I’ve rebounded from adversity before so this is just another challenge I have to face.” Webb led the school to its only victory of last season against Washington State University.
With the starting Colorado QB out for the season, MacIntyre will turn to freshman Sefo Liufau from Tacoma, Washington, and possibly Nelson Fishback, who led Butte College to a 10-1 record last season. Webb’s injury happened exactly one year after star receiver Paul Richardson suffered the same injury.
Richardson was able to practice late last season and has reclaimed the No. 1 receiver spot. It is likely that Jordan Webb’s spot as Colorado’s QB will be taken by either Connor Webb, Nick Hirschmann, or Shane Dillon.