Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux suffered an unfortunate knee injury last weekend at Illinois, but he is already underway with his rehab after undergoing surgery Friday. Legaux’s season is over but he is optimistic about his chances to play football again int he future.
Legaux suffered torn ligaments in his left knee last week. It was about as gruesome as it sounds and anyone who watched the video of the injury would likely agree, but doctors confirmed there was no fracture or additional leg injuries. Head coach Tommy Tuberville is hopeful the senior quarterback will be able to receive a medical redshirt from the NCAA. If he is granted an extra year, it will allow Legaux to return to the Bearcats in 2014 and work on improving any potential draft stock he may have. He could also return for a quarterback competition with former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel on track to be eligible to play for Cincinnati last year. Kiel is ineligible this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Cincinnati is now going with senior Brendon Kay as their starting quarterback. Cincinnati hosts Northwestern State this weekend, so Kay should be able to lead Cincinnati to a win and as they try to get back on track.