Ole Miss QB Matt Corral carted to locker room during Sugar Bowl after ugly leg injury
A lot has been made this Bowl Season about players opting out or deciding to play in non-College Football Playoff bowl games. Ole Miss QB Matt Corral is one player who was determined to play in the postseason, but he was forced to the sideline in the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl.
Taking on Baylor in the Sugar Bowl, Corral was taken down on a 3rd-down play in the first quarter. His leg was bent awkwardly and he appeared to be dealing with an ankle or knee injury in the aftermath of the play.
Matt Corral is down on the field after this play
🙏 for QB1
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) January 2, 2022
Corral was quickly seen on the broadcast being carted back to the locker room. According to the ESPN broadcast, Corral is going to receive x-rays in the stadium before a determination on his status is made.
Matt Corral was carted off the field and into the x-ray room, per ESPN. pic.twitter.com/hpIwPXVRoN
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 2, 2022
Hopefully it is nothing major for Corral. He is one of the top QB prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft and is likely to be a first-round pick should he declare.
Corral’s unfortunate injury comes on the same day that ESPN analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard blasted this generation of football, saying players are “entitled” and do not “love football” when discussing bowl opt-outs. Corral should certainly be commended for suiting up and will hopefully have a quick turnaround.