Future UofL QB has knee surgery

Louisville quarterback commit Will Gardner underwent knee surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ACL. Monday, the three-star prospect visited with Charlie Strong to discuss his future with the Cardinals.

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Louisville quarterback commit Will Gardner suffered a season-ending knee injury in his season opener. Monday, the three-star prospect visited with Charlie Strong to discuss his future with the Cardinals.

"It went well," Gardner said of the meeting. "Coach Strong told me my offer still was good. The way he was about it I know I made a good choice in Louisville."

Gardner, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament, plans to redshirt next season at Louisville.

"I'll have my surgery (Wednesday) morning at the hospital here in Louisville," said Gardner. "The recovery is probably going to be six months."

One of the top-rated quarterbacks in the state of Georgia, Gardner sustained his injury while trying to make a tackle after a fumble.

"The running back fumbled and the guy picked up the ball and when I planted to tackle him I hit the ball out of his hand and I heard it (knee) pop," Gardner said. "That's about it."


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