Rex Feeling the Effect

Lake Forest - A week ago putting on his jersey Wednesday for the team picture was a nostalgic experience for quarterback Rex Grossman, who is out for the season with a ruptured ACL in his right knee.

"It's the last time I'll wear it until the first preseason game, but that's part of it," Grossman said. "It's a long road back, but it's going to make it that much sweeter when everything works out."

Grossman had a difficult time attending the Week 4 game as a spectator although he tried to help his replacement, Jonathan Quinn, whenever he could.

"It was hard during the National Anthem and running out -- I was actually 'crutching' out," Grossman said. "But after the start of the game, I just became a fan and would help out as much as I could.

"If there's anything specific that Jonathan might ask me to watch, I'll watch for him, like what the safeties are doing. If there's something I see that he may have missed, I'll tell him. But for the most part, I know from my experience playing, I know what I saw and I don't really need a whole lot of input."

Grossman spent a couple days after his injury second-guessing himself, but he's resigned himself to his coming surgery and the lengthy rehab that will follow.

"The first couple days I (was thinking), 'I wish I'd have done this, I wish I'd have done that,' " he said. "But I'm starting to just accept my fate and make the best of it."

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