If things weren’t bad enough around UK football right now, there’s some more unfortunate news to pass along. Former Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith injured his left knee in the first half of San Diego State’s win over Nevada on Saturday. The injury is thought to be a torn ACL and will keep him from playing in San Diego State’s showdown with Air Force in the Mountain West Championship next week.
Smith transferred to San Diego State in January after struggling to regain momentum after shoulder and ankle injuries at Kentucky. As a graduate transfer, he was able to play immediately and quickly earned the starting job. This season, he’s thrown for 1,529 yards, 13 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions, leading the Aztecs to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Mountain West Championship. Although this was his last year of eligibility, he has filed an injury appeal with the NCAA in hopes of getting one more year.
Given all the injuries he’s gone through, the fact that Maxwell’s still staying positive is amazing. He posted this on Twitter last night:
Everything happens for a reason…Fall down 7 times get up 8! God's got me and he'll help me persevere through all life's challenges #WIN20ðŸ’
— Maxwell Smith (@Maxwe11uk) November 30, 2015
Get well soon.