Ole Miss fell to the LSU Tigers by the final score of 40-24 last night, but the biggest loss for Ole Miss is the loss of QB Shea Patterson for the remainder of the season. Ole Miss released a statement earlier this morning confirming that Patterson has a torn right PCL.
“Shea Patterson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn right PCL, which was revealed in an MRI following last night’s game,” the statement reads.
Patterson went to the Rebel locker late in the first half, and missed a drive but returned to start the second half wearing a knee brace. Patterson was clearly hobbled in the second half and was eventually replaced with Jordan Ta’amu late in the game.
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Ta’amu, a JUCO transfer, will presumably become the team’s starter for the remainder of the season. Ta’amu saw his first action of the season last night, going 7/11 for 78 yards.
Through the Rebels’ first seven games, Patterson was 12th in the nation, throwing for just shy of 2260 yards and 17 touchdowns.