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Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson has a torn ACL.

Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson tore right ACL in Music City Bowl

An MRI confirmed that Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson’s knee injury suffered in the Music City Bowl is a torn right ACL, the team announced Tuesday.

“Thorson will spend the next two-to-three weeks working with the Northwestern athletic training staff on prehabilitation in anticipation of a mid-January surgical repair,” the team said in a release. “There is no current timetable for his return to participation.”

Thorson grabbed his right knee after catching a pass on a trick play during the bowl game on Friday against Kentucky, and had to be carted off the field.

Thorson returned to watch the game on crutches, and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the game that at first glance the injury was “nothing overly alarming … I think he hyperextended it, from my vantage point,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

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