On Sunday night, Kansas coach Turner Gill said that the Jayhawk’s back-up quarterback, Kale Pick, has suffered a “leg injury” and would be out three weeks. This confirms my earlier report that Pick would be out after posting a Facebook status late Saturday night that he had a “broken leg.” A comment from a family member on Sunday night indicated that Pick has a broken fibula. If the three-week period is correct, it is most likely a stress fracture.
Pick appeared to have injured his leg while he rushed for 15 yards on a keeper and appeared to be shaken up after the play. Kansas did call a timeout after the
play, but Pick continued to play on the drive. He completed a pass three players later while Deshaun Sands and James Sims carried the ball the rest of the drive. Overall, he played 7:09 on his broken leg, which spanned 10 plays (two QB kneels to end the game).
The series was Pick’s only series of the game and first since KU’s win over Georgia Tech in which he only had one passing and three rushing attempts. Pick lost the starting job following the North Dakota State loss on September 4th to Jordan Webb, who has done well for the Jayhawks.
While Pick is out, Gill said that junior Quinn Mecham will be the new back-up QB while wideout Christian Matthews is the No. 3 quarterback.