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Fractured ankle likely costs Aztecs Katz for rest of season

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Unfortunately for San Diego State, their late-night upset of Nevada came with about as steep of a price tag as a team can have at this level.

Very early in the win, starting quarterback Ryan Katz went down with what was later diagnosed as a fractured left ankle.  Suffice to say, with less than a month and a half left, his regular season is likely over.

Whether the senior would be available for an Aztec bowl game, should they qualify, remains up in the air.

“We feel really bad about Ryan going out, and he is probably out for the rest of the season,” head coach Rocky Long said according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Katz transferred to SDSU from Oregon State this offseason after losing his starting job to Sean Mannion, who, ironically enough, is currently suffering from his own injury issue.

With Katz likely lost for the remainder of the regular season, the Aztecs will likely turn to Adam Dingwell the rest of the way.  Dingwell passed for 177 yards and three touchdowns after replacing an injured Katz, playing a significant role in the 39-38 overtime win.

Instead of basking in the glow of the program’s biggest win in years, though, Dingwell’s thoughts were with the man he replaced.

“That’s a terrible thing to happen to Ryan, especially in his senior season. My heart just goes out to him and his family and I hope he can recover as soon as possible,” the new starter said. “He’s had such a good season, he’s been a great leader for us. I couldn’t be more upset for him.”

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5 Responses to “Fractured ankle likely costs Aztecs Katz for rest of season”
  1. phreakin says: Oct 21, 2012 6:43 PM

    Terrible injury for the kid and hope he recovers fully.

    What is it with SDSU quarterbacks? Seems they light it up for the school but any of them reach the NFL and they don’t do squat. Recent one that comes to mind is Ryan Lindley. Dude has a CANNON of an arm and tore it up with the Aztechs but couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the NFL. Only reason he’s still on the Cardinals roster is well, it’s the Cardinals.

    There was also Kevin O’Connell who went 3rd round to the Patriots and proceeded to play career backup on about 6 other teams before being gone from the league this year I believe.

  2. pdcooper08 says: Oct 21, 2012 7:22 PM

    @ phreakin: Doesn’t seem like you are giving Ryan Lindley much credit or the Cardinals. Granted Arizona has a history of being average at best, but the fact of the matter is, they aren’t doing that bad this year. Regardless, it’s still the NFL. Who are we to say he is not having success. The fact he is on any roster and being over paid to do it, is outstanding. I have to believe that maybe he just isn’t talented enough to be a starter or he still needs more seasoning. Theirs a big difference between the NFL and SDSU for sure.

  3. pf1977 says: Oct 21, 2012 10:01 PM

    feel sorry for katz as i don’t think he will be able to get a medical redshirt.

    i thought they could have thrown a flag for a horse collar tackle on the play that injured him. not that it really matters now, he is still injured.

  4. Deb says: Oct 21, 2012 10:19 PM

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  5. Deb says: Oct 21, 2012 10:20 PM

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