Louisville QB Will Gardner remains day-to-day

The University of Louisville football program released a statement on Tuesday evening updating the status of starting quarterback Will Gardner.

On Monday during his weekly press conference, University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was unsure of the status of starting quarterback Will Gardner following an injury against Florida International.

Gardner was injured on a late hit to his left knee by an FIU defender in the 3rd quarter. He was 16 of 28 for 295 yards and a pair of touchdowns before leaving the contest.

Petrino, who described as possibly a day-to-day situation, informed reporters that the sophomore was "sore and there's swelling."

On Tuesday evening, the program released a statement regarding Gardner's recovery and it confirms Petrino's prior assumption.

"Will Gardner continues to undergo evaluation and treatment on his lower extremity injury," the statement read. "We will monitor his symptoms and progression from treatments on a daily basis and see how he responds throughout the week."

Through four games, Gardner is 63 of 112 for 798, 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

If needed, true freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon is available. The Louisville Trinity product has completed 14 of 20 attempts for 151 yards and a touchdown. He's also rushed for a pair of scores.

The Cardinals host Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

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