Jawon Pass began the 2019 season as Louisville’s starter under center. After a couple of weeks of uncertainty, the redshirt junior will end it on the sidelines.
Pass suffered what turned out to be diagnosed as a case of turf toe in the season-opening loss to Notre Dame. It wasn’t severe enough, however, to keep the starting quarterback out of the Week 2 win over Eastern Kentucky.
The past four games, though, Pass has been sidelined because of the injury. Tuesday, it was confirmed by the football program that, as some have speculated, Pass will undergo surgery and, as a result, miss the remainder of the 2019 season.
With Pass sidelined, Malik Cunningham had started all four games in his place. The redshirt sophomore, though, has been dealing with his own injuries, including a knee issue, that at least temporarily knocked him out of a pair of games.
True freshman Evan Conley replaced Cunningham both times, and was even named as the ACC’s Quarterback and Rookie of the Week for his performance in the upset of Wake Forest this past weekend.
For the season, Cunningham has completed 44-of-66 passes (66.7 percent) for 820 yards, seven touchdowns, one interception. Conley is at a 64.9 completion percentage on his 37 attempts, throwing for 422 yards, four touchdowns and a pick. Cunningham is the Cardinals third-leading rusher with 226 yards, while Conley is fifth with 84.
As of today, head coach Scott Satterfield has not named a starter for this weekend’s game against No. 3 Clemson.