Pat Fitzgerald on Clayton Thorson: His goal is to play in the opener
Clayton Thorson has played in all 39 games of his Northwestern career. Despite suffering an ACL injury in last year’s Music City Bowl against Kentucky in December, the senior quarterback has no intention of snapping his playing streak.
At B1G Media Days, Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked about Thorson recovery from the injury and whether or not the record-setting quarterback will be ready for Northwestern’s season opening game at Purdue in just over a month.
Fitzgerald didn’t have a definitive answer, but he did say that Thorson has no plan to miss any football his senior season.
“We’ve always erred on the side of being a day late to a week late than a day or a week early,” Fitzgerald told Adam Rittenberg of ESPN. “With that being said, his goal is to play in the opener. He has been relentless in his rehab.”
Thorson has thrown or 7,548 yards and 44 touchdowns in three seasons in Evanston. He also has 18 rushing touchdowns in his career with the Wildcats.
Northwestern opens the season on the road against Purdue on Thursday, August 31.