Padron may apply for medical redshirt

Kyle Padron suffered a herniated disc injury while lifting weights the week before the Tulsa game and is probably going to sit out the rest of the season. Because he only played a few snaps this year, he will likely apply for a medical hardship to try and get another year of eligibility. If granted, SMU will have six quarterbacks come 2013.

Kyle Padron, who suffered a herniated disc injury while lifting weights the week before the Tulsa game, is probably going to sit out the rest of the season.

Padron has not practiced in over a month. Last week coach June Jones said he thought his backup quarterback would be able to practice this week, but it turns out Padron has not been given the OK by doctors.

Because Padron only played a few snaps this season (started against Texas A&M and was taken out in the first quarter; and he took some snaps against UTEP and Northwestern State) and hasn't had a redshirt season, he will be eligible to apply for a medical hardship, which, if granted, would give him an extra year on the team.

Padron is currently a junior.

If he does get a medical redshirt, SMU will have six quarterbacks eligible to compete for a job in 2013 in Padron, Stephen Kaiser, Conner Preston, Garrett Gilbert, 2012 commit Neal Burcham and '13 commit Eddie Printz.


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