Colorado quarterback J.T. Shrout was taken off the field in a medical cart following a non-contact injury during Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage. Shrout was cutting to his left on a QB keeper play when his knee buckled, forcing him to fall to the turf. Shrout was battling Brendon Lewis for the starting quarterback role.
Karl Dorrell said the extent of the injury is unknown.
“He was out on air and tried to make a move and his knee buckled a little bit, I’m sure it scared him a little bit,” Dorrell said. “We’re hopeful that it’s not too serious. No one was around and he kind of did the move on air, and it’s kind of one of those things in football, sometimes that happens. But we’re hoping for the best and sending our prayers.”
Players from both sides of the ball huddled around Shrout as he was taken off the field. The Tennesse transfer had led CU in just a few drives before the injury occured.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said wide receiver Dimitri Stanley. “We don’t know the extent of his injury yet so I can’t really dive too deep into that, but all we can do is really just rally around him and pick him up, bring him along with us.”
Assuming Shrout’s injury is substantial, the loss now gives Brendon Lewis the expected nod as CU’s starter. Lewis played well in the scrimmage as he hit Jared Poplawski, Alec Pell and Stanley each for a touchdown. Drew Carter and Jordan Woolverton also split time on Saturday leading the second team at QB. Dorrell said that if Shrout is out for an extended period of time, Carter will be the backup behind Lewis.
We’ll have more as it comes available.