Ole Miss star Shea Patterson is reportedly done for the 2017 season.
According to a report from David Johnson of Ole Miss Spirit, Patterson tore his PCL during the first half of a 40-24 loss to LSU:
Patterson tore the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee late in the first half of Saturday night’s game. Head coach Matt Luke and Patterson’s father, Sean Patterson Sr., both confirmed the injury to the Ole Miss Spirit early Sunday morning.
Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman has confirmed the report through a source.
Ole Miss beat reporter Antonio Morales received official confirmation from Ole Miss:
An Ole Miss spokesman confirmed Shea Patterson suffered a torn PCL and will miss the remainder of the season.
— Antonio Morales (@AntonioCMorales) October 22, 2017
According to Johnson, Patterson underwent an MRI at an Oxford hospital on Saturday night that confirmed the diagnosis. Patterson reportedly is expected to spend the next four weeks in a cast and will be evaluated for the necessity of surgery after that period of time.
Patterson, who played through the injury during the second half of the game against LSU, will end the 2017 season with 2,259 passing yards and 17 passing touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions.
Though Rebels interim coach Matt Luke has yet to publicly confirm the news or name a starting quarterback in Patterson’s place, it was junior QB Jordan Ta’amu who stepped into Patterson’s place during the game on Saturday night.
At 3-4 and ineligible to play in the post season, this likely is a devastating blow to the Ole Miss football team as they look ahead to the final five games of the season.