After showing progress in his throwing ability and accuracy, it was announced Tuesday that Bryce Perkins will miss 2-3 months with a neck injury.
Well, so much for a fun quarterback competition.
Bryce Perkins will be missing a significant amount of time with a neck injury, a source told azcentral sports. While the severity of the injury isn’t known, there is a possibility that Perkins could end up missing the entire 2016-17 season.
The news of the injury came after earlier in the day it was reported that Perkins was looking to transfer out of ASU. This report was put to rest after Bryce Perkins dad, Bruce Perkins, sent a text message to azcentral sports that read, “No transfer. Bryce is staying at ASU.”
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Before news of the injury surfaced, Coach Todd Graham was asked about whether or not Perkins indeed was transferring schools.
“Not to my knowledge,” was Graham’s response.
Moving forward, the Sun Devils will look to potential classify Perkins as a medical redshirt depending on the severity of his injury.
Moving forward without Perkins is a big blow for the Sun Devils.
While he may not have won the quarterback competition, it was also reported that Perkins had fallen behind both Manny Wilkins and Brady White giving him a slim chance of being named the starting quarterback thus the reason for his reported transfer, having that extra guy that is fighting for the position helps push the other players fighting for that position as well.
Both White and Wilkins will continue to fight for the starting quarterback position and it will ultimately come down to what type of quarterback Coach Graham wants.
White is a traditional quarterback who stays in the pocket and makes thing happen with his arm while Wilkins is a dual threat quarterback, using his legs to make things happen.
Both players would make capable starters, and Coach Graham will have a difficult decision to make.
Here’s hoping that Perkins’s injury isn’t a severe one and he can make a quick and full recovery.
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