Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, Chuck Rounsaville of the Ole Miss Spirit has reported.
Kelly will miss the rest of spring practice while he recovers, but will return to team workouts in three weeks, coach Hugh Freeze told Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com.
Obviously, Kelly is a crucial piece of the Rebels offense in 2016, as he looks to lead a unit that lost seven starters from a season ago. Kelly, who totaled for 4,542 yards, 41 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2015, had the third-most total yards and passing yards (4,052) in SEC history.
With the Buffalo, N.Y., native out the remainder of the spring, early enrollee Shea Patterson — who was the nation’s top pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2016 — will have more opportunities to battle redshirt freshman Jason Pellerin for the backup quarterback job.