With transfers Jamari Staples and Alphonso Carter already out with injuries prior to the game, the University of Louisville wide receiver group took another major blow on Saturday in the fourth quarter.
Junior James Quick, the veteran of the young group of U of L receivers, was attempting to make a block on a run play near the right sidelines when he went down with a leg injury.
Quick had to be helped off the field by two U of L medical staff members. He was checked out on the sidelines and taken to the locker room on the back of a golf cart with an apparent right ankle or foot injury.
"I haven't talked to the trainer yet, but it didn't look good," Petrino said. "I think it was one of those non-contact injuries and it looked like an ankle to me. But I don't know the extent of it."
Quick came out of the locker room after the game with a boot on his right foot and using crutches. He spent some time with his mom and dad, who had been called down to the locker room.
The Trinity High School product had four catches for 28 yards for the Cardinals. He had 36 catches for 566 yards and three touchdowns last season and Petrino said last week he had "become the leader of our receivers."
Staples, a transfer from UAB, was a projected starter but suffered a sprained knee in practice on Wednesday. He is expected to miss a few weeks but Petrino said "we hope to get him back." Carter, a junior-college transfer, missed all of fall camp with a hamstring issue.