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Joe Southwick injury: Boise State quarterback leaves Nevada game with ankle injury

Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick left the game against Nevada early in the first quarter.

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Early in the game against Nevada on Saturday night, Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick was knocked out of the game with a right ankle injury. Southwick was on crutches and eventually left the game on a cart; the injury looks serious enough that he could even miss Friday night's game against BYU.

Southwick injured his right ankle when he was tackled on his first play of scrimmage which was a 7-yard run. Coming off the bench for Southwick is capable backup Grant Hedrick. Hedrick is a good backup but he is no Southwick and losing him for an extended period of time would be devastating. Boise State has a quick turn around and travels to play BYU this Friday night.

So far against Nevada, Hedrick has completed 4 of 6 passes for 21 yards with an interception, and he also has rushed for another 42 yards nearing the half. Hedrick has talent but so far against rival Nevada he is having a tough time moving the ball. Boise State will need to make some halftime adjustments with Hedrick in the game.

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