Oct 12, 2020 4:39 PM

K-State QB Thompson Out for the Season

Posted Oct 12, 2020 4:39 PM

During his time on the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference, Kansas State Head Coach Chris Klieman announced that Senior Quarterback Skylar Thompson's season is over.

Thompson was injured in Kansas State's 31-21 victory over Texas Tech on October 3rd, forcing Freshman Will Howard into the starting role. 

"Skylar's going to be done for the year," said Klieman. "He had surgery last week on an upper body injury, so unfortunately his season is over with."

Last week, K-State coaches and players were optimistic about Thompson's ability to play against TCU; however, it was later made public that the senior captain did not make the trip to Fort Worth with the team. 

"It was difficult, obviously," said Klieman about the emotional toll of the injury. "When you have a senior captain that goes down, but I think he's handled it well. I haven't seen him, but visited with him."

Klieman then went on to acknowledge how his team has seen this type of thing before, and that it can be difficult to see a veteran leader lose their season due to injury. 

"That's the worst part of this game," he said. "Those things are so emotional because everybody knows the amount of time and effort that guys put in to have an opportunity to play, and this great game you just know it can be taken away from you at any time."

It's unclear at this time whether Skylar Thompson's career as a Wildcat is over, but the senior does have the possibility of a redshirt available to him should he decide to use it. 

Kansas State will be idle this week before hosting in-state rival Kansas at 11 a.m. on October 24th.