You hate to see a player get injured on any play at any time of year, but there's just something extra awful about seeing severe injuries in bowl games. Unfortunately for Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson, he sustained what appears to be at first glance a devastating knee injury in the second quarter of the Music City Bowl against Kentucky. The injury happened on a trick play of all things when Wildcats running back Jeremy Larkin threw a pass back to Thorson down the far sideline. Thorson completed the catch for a 23-yard gain, but the quarterback twisted his right knee on the tackle. Below is a replay of the play and injury. There's another angle that more graphically shows what happened, which we will not show here.
Northwestern's Thorson carted off after ugly knee injury
CBS Sports | Dec 30