Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson’s 2021 season might not be over just yet. After suffering a leg injury during Saturday’s game against Southern Illinois, it has been reported that the injury is not as serious as expected and is not a season-ending injury, according to Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle/Kansas City Star. Thompson could be ready to play after, “a few weeks of recovery,” but will not play this Saturday against Nevada, according to Robinett.
The injury to Thompson was a non-contact one that happened while attempting to block for a teammate. As Deuce Vaughn ran towards the end zone, Thompson went to get out in front and block for him, but stopped in the middle of his run and fell to the turf. Thompson remained on the field until he was helped to the locker room by team trainers. After the game, Kansas State head coach Chris Klieman did not offer much for a diagnosis of the injury.