CINCINNATI — Quarterback Munchie Legaux had more tests on his injured left knee on Monday while Brendon Kay prepared to take over the starting job for Cincinnati.
Legaux, a former Edna Karr standout, hurt the knee during the fourth quarter of a 45-17 loss at Illinois on Saturday. His left leg bending awkwardly on a hit as he tried to pass. He was taken from the game to a hospital in Urbana, Ill., and was transferred to a hospital in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Coach Tommy Tuberville said he was getting an update on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, which has forced the Bearcats to reconfigure the depth chart at quarterback.
Kay will take over at quarterback when the Bearcats (1-1) host Northwestern State on Saturday night. The sixth-year senior was the incumbent before he developed a sore shoulder during camp, limiting his practice and giving Legaux a chance to reclaim the starting job.
SABAN SAYS TOMLINSON OUT FOR YEAR: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alabama coach Nick Saban said defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson is out for the season with a knee injury.
Saban said the redshirt freshman had “very successful” surgery on Friday but will need four or five months of rehabilitation.
Tomlinson was injured in last Wednesday’s practice during an open date.
PACHALL TO MISS MULTIPLE GAMES: In Fort Worth, Texas, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is out indefinitely and will miss multiple games after surgery on his injured left arm.