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Maxwell Smith injured again on Saturday

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Get well soon.

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5 Comments for Maxwell Smith injured again on Saturday

  1. Dubowski
    12:54 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Wouldn’t have minded having him on the roster this year. Obviously he made a great decision though.

  2. [email protected]
    1:27 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    @dubowski – agreed, would have liked to see that performance out of our QBs..

    What will be worse is to see Towles put up similar numbers next season wherever he lands…

  3. jtrue28
    1:54 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    The “fall down 7x, get up 8x” line doesn’t make any sense. Jesus Christ.

    Standing…fall down (1), get up (1), fall down (2), get up (2)…etc.

    Fall down 7x, get up 7x. Maybe he has a concussion too.

    • Keith Biggins
      3:04 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      I presented your logic to my coworkers and one of them said you have to get up before you can fall down. Its a good point and would then make it get up (1), fall down (1), get up (2), fall down (2)…etc. It would actually make sense in that example.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      3:32 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      Which came first, the “fall down” or the “get back up”? It’s an age-old question that can only be answered by philosophers.