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Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson leaves game vs. SIU with leg injury

The quarterback appeared to suffer a non-contact leg injury and had to be helped off the field.

Southern Illinois v Kansas State
Quarterback Skylar Thompson of the Kansas State Wildcats throws a pass during pre-game activities, prior to a game against the Southern Illinois Salukis at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Manhattan, Kansas.
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The Kansas State Wildcats will be without QB Skylar Thompson after the sixth-year senior appeared to suffer a non-contact leg injury against Southern Illinois. Warning: It looks really bad.

Thompson had to be helped off the field. He went straight to the tent and has yet to re-enter the game. It looked like he sustained the injury while routinely moving up the field to potentially throw a block for his running back. He is questionable to return against the Salukis.

The quarterback only played three games last season for the Wildcats, undergoing season-ending surgery after an upper body injury early in the year against Texas Tech. He was going to be a key piece for a team hopeful to contend in the Big 12 this year. K-State will likely turn to sophomore Will Howard at the quarterback position, who stepped in last season to lead the team when Thompson went down.