Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has the size and arm strength of an NFL quarterback and has understandably had scouts on him all year long.
But those scouts got a scare in the Music City Bowl Friday as Thorson suffered what looked to be a serious knee injury in the Wildcats’ matchup with Kentucky.
Thorson caught a throwback pass in the second quarter picking up some 24 yards on the play. The play looked good but the aftermath did not as the 6-4, 225-pound QB grasped his knee in pain immediately after going down.
On the review it is clear Thorson’s knee buckled in an awkward manner.
Northwestern pulls out a trick play and Clayton Thorson goes down with an injury. https://t.co/Ew8WjE30Yi
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) December 29, 2017
Thorson had to be carted off the field and is doubtful to return to the game. Senior QB Matt Alviti took over for the injured junior, who finished 4-of-8 passing for 35 yards.
The good news for the young man is he did not have to go to the hospital. He is scheduled for an MRI Saturday.