Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kale Pick out 3 weeks with leg injury

Kansas quarterback Kale Pick warms up before kickoff against North Dakota State University, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Kivisto Field. Pick will be making his first start as quarterback.

Kansas quarterback Kale Pick warms up before kickoff against North Dakota State University, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Kivisto Field. Pick will be making his first start as quarterback.


Kansas University football coach Turner Gill said Sunday night that second-string quarterback Kale Pick sustained a leg injury during Saturday’s victory against New Mexico State and will be out of action for three weeks.

Kale Pick sidelined with leg injury

Second string quarterback Kale Pick has injured during the Jayhawks' game Saturday. He will be out as many as three weeks with a leg injury.

Pick, a sophomore from Dodge City, began the season as the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback but was pulled in the fourth quarter of the season-opening loss to North Dakota State in favor of red-shirt freshman Jordan Webb. He never regained the starting job.

Pick checked into Saturday’s game in the fourth quarter, when the victory was well in hand. He completed his only pass of the game and gained 15 yards on his only carry, which appeared to be the played he was injured on. After being tackled, Pick came up limping but stayed in the game to run out the clock.

Gill declined to go into more detail about the injury Sunday night, calling it only “a leg injury,” but multiple reports indicated that Pick’s leg was broken.

With Pick out, Gill said junior college transfer Quinn Mecham will be the Jayhawks’ second-string quarterback and wide receiver/quarterback Christian Matthews will slide into the third-string role.

Mecham, who came to KU out of Snow College in Utah, has not played this season. Matthews has played receiver in all four games, but caught his first pass of the season — a 41-yard gain — during Saturday’s victory.

The Jayhawks (2-2) will travel to Waco, Texas on Saturday for an 11 a.m. kickoff against Baylor (3-1) in the Big 12 opener for both teams.


Ashwin Rao 12 years ago

Sorry to hear that! Definitely not Pick's time right now. Hopefully he recovers soon and is able to contribute! All the best, Pick!

jaymar74 12 years ago

6 straight Big 12 Champioships clap clap--clap clap calp

Dyrk Dugan 12 years ago

o-line better protect the next couple of games....we cannot lose Webb.

KU_FanSince75 12 years ago

Pick seems to have bad luck with injuries--bummer!

Benjamin Piehler 12 years ago

hope he gets better soon, but we're starting the big 12 season next week; its not like he was going to play.

bigtex 12 years ago

I like this kid alot, tough guy. I heard from players he is tough and a great leader. Players say he leads by hard work,not a big rah-rah guy or kiss a$$. Gil pulled this kid way to fast .

khummel60 12 years ago

You definitely can't question this kids toughness. Staying in a game with a broken leg is the very definition of toughness. Hope he gets well soon.

yovoy 12 years ago

I really did think the was "the man", and I don't think that he had much to do with the outcome of the first game. I don't think we were playing to our (limited) strengths that game.

I like how "The Glove" looked last time out, but I think that he and Pick could be interchanged pretty easily if we have our stuff ironed out. Mecham and Matthews might be more of a stretch to replace either of them. Hopefully Pick gets back on his feet soon, and recovers fully.

gchawk 12 years ago

Hang in there Kale. You showed a lot of guts and toughness staying in the game. Hope you get better soon.

Kenneth Hillman 12 years ago

We obviously don't have the details but I would doubt it's a broken leg if he's only out 3 weeks.

And please quit saying "mulaza" is an MU guy, it's just frickin annoying and shows you don't pay attention here. He has said, as well as other people have said, multiple times that mulaza is azalum spelled backwards.

Sucks about Kale though and I hope for a speedy recovery...we need him. After our redshirt freshman QB, we have ZERO experience.

Stay healthy Jordan.

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