During Saturday night’s game against Nicholls State, Sam Houston State starting quarterback Rhett Bomar left the game after sustaining a potentially season-ending knee injury on a three yard run near the end of the first half.
After the game, head coach Todd Whitten said he was not sure how serious of an injury it was.
“We do have an injury to Rhett’s right knee”, Whitten said. “We don’t know any more at this point. He’ll have to see the doctor and it will probably be a few days before we get to the bottom of that.”
Speculation after the game was that Bomar’s injury was season-ending, with an MRI scheduled for this week.
Bomar emerged from the Bearkats’ field house on crutches in the second half in a leg brace and proceeded to watch the rest of the game from the sideline.
Late Saturday night, the Sam Houston State Athletics department reported on GoBearkats.com, the department’s official website, that Bomar’s season was likely over, but the article has since been removed.
If Bomar remains out for the season, quarterback Brett Hicks, who started for the Bearkats last year and came in to replace Bomar against Nicholls St., looks to get the start against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.