In Week 1, Northwestern traveled to Stanford and came away with a 17-7 loss. Up until the final minute, the Wildcats trailed 10-7.

An extremely late turnover made the deficit 10.

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The game wasn’t just a great learning experience of losing a close contest. There were numerous injuries, and one of them occurred to Northwestern quarterback T.J. Green. Hunter Johnson started the game for the Wildcats, but in the second quarter, was replaced by Green.

Green seemed to inject some life into the offense that had scored zero points in the first half. But on the first possession of the third quarter, the senior signal caller suffered a foot injury that ended up resulting in a lost fumble on the play. He would exit the game entirely after that injury.

After the game, coach Pat Fitzgerald gave an update on Green:

Some speculation took place on Twitter about how long Green will be out:

Regardless of exactly how long Green will be out for, this certainly hurts Northwestern this season. The Wildcats’ offense was not the same when Johnson was in the game.

Green certainly gave the team a boost, and if he isn’t there, the team is — at the worst — losing a backup senior QB who could potentially step in and rejuvenate the offense if need be.