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VSU quarterback has torn ACL in knee

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The college football season is still five months away but Valdosta State has lost another quarterback.

VSU quarterback Russ Callaway suffered a knee injury in the next to last place of Saturday's scrimmage.

Blazer team physician Kurt Jacobson confirmed Tuesday Callaway suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

An MRI later this week will determine the extent of the tear but Callaway is expected to be out anywhere from six to 12 months.

That means he will almost surely will not be ready to play when the Blazers open the season in late August.

The junior from Watkinsville is the only quarterback with any experience on the VSU roster with Chris Hart not playing this fall due to personal reasons.

Former Dougherty star Ronnye Nelson was moved from running back to quarterback this spring and is now battling Austin Roberts for the starting job.

Freshmen Brett Whitmire for Jacksonville and Stephen Warren from Abilene, Texas are expected to join the VSU quarterback battle in August.

Another candidate could be Jon Richt.



The son of Georgia head coach Mark Richt is transferring from Clemson and visited VSU with his dad over the weekend.


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