Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton suffered an injury to his left knee in the first quarter Friday against BYU.
Keeton was scrambling when BYU linebacker Uani ‘Unga tackled him from the quarterback’s right side. Keeton’s left leg buckled as he went to the turf.
BYU players immediately flagged down Utah State medical staff, who helped a badly hobbled Keeton off the field. The junior put no weight on the injured leg.
CBS Sports reports Keeton is leaving the game to have an MRI.
Chuckie Keeton is going to get an MRI, which means he's not coming back into this game.
— Eye on College FBall (@EyeOnCFB) October 5, 2013
Keeton was 4-of-10 passing for 26 yards at the time of his injury. He was intercepted by BYU All-American candidate linebacker Kyle Van Noy for a touchdown return on the game’s first drive, but responded with a touchdown pass later in the quarter.
Craig Harrison replaced Keeton. Utah State lost quarterback Adam Kennedy to transfer in the offseason. Kennedy filled in at the conclusion of Utah State’s 2011 season after Keeton suffered a spinal stinger against Hawaii.
More details to come.