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USU quarterback Chuckie Keeton out for rest of 2013 season after injury

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 20:05:38-04
Chuckie Keeton. Image courtesy Utah State University.

Chuckie Keeton. Image courtesy Utah State University.

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State University quarterback Chuckie Keeton will miss the rest of the 2013 season after he suffered a knee injury in his last game against Brigham Young University Friday.

USU Head Coach Matt Wells announced Keeton would not play the remainder of the season in a press release issued Saturday.

According to the release, Keeton tore his ACL and MCL late in the first quarter of the game. Keeton will have surgery next week, and he is expected to miss the next 8 months of football.

“Very unfortunate situation for both Chuckie and our team,” Wells said in the press release. “We’ve lost a great leader, great teammate and a very productive football player. I have all the confidence in the world in Chuckie, along with our doctors and staff that he will come back stronger than ever next season. As for the remainder of this season, we will regroup as a team and pick up the slack and continue to strive to compete for the Mountain West championship.”

Keeton will finish the season 136 of 196 on passing attempts for 1,388 yards with 18 touchdowns and two interceptions, according to the release. Keeton also rushed for 241 yards on 55 carries, with two more touchdowns.

Utah State plays next on Saturday, Oct. 12, against Boise State.