On Thursday night, the Mississippi State’s quarterback Nick Fitzgerald experienced a right leg injury during the first quarter of the Egg Bowl game against Ole Miss. He was running the ball when he was blocked and his leg bent in an awkward manner.
Soon, Mississippi State officials carted him off the field and called it an ankle injury. Fitzgerald was encouraging his team to win over its rivals while getting carted off.
After that, the freshman Keytaon Thompson replaced Fitzgerald for the No. 14 ranked Bulldogs. Thompson finished 13-of-27 passing for 195 yards with one pick and one touchdown. The match ended with the victory of Ole Miss over Mississipi State by the score 31-28.
The quarterback has thrown for 10 interceptions, 15 touchdowns and 1770 yards. On Friday morning, SEC Network tweeted, “Prayers up for Nick Fitzgerald”.
“I’ll be back stronger and better than ever! I love all my Hailstate fam and all I want right now is for all of y’all to ring your bells as loud as you can and support this team to a huge egg bowl win! #HaiIState”, the Fitzgerald wrote on Twitter in morning.
Dr. Kevin Farmer also tweeted, “Man, fracture dislocation of ankle for Nick Fitzgerald. Know the medical staff well, and they will take good care of him. Looks bad, but fairly common injury all orthopedists see. He’ll be back.”
We hope that Fitzgerald get well soon and come back and give brilliant performance in the upcoming matches.