Hawaii senior quarterback Greg Alexander, a former star at Piner High and Santa Rosa Junior College, suffered a knee injury in the Warriors’ 27-6 loss at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night and could be lost for the season.
When reached on Thursday, Alexander said he was about to get an MRI on his left knee and declined to speculate on the severity of the injury.
Alexander was carted off the field after scrambling during the third quarter. He was hit by Louisiana Tech linebacker Adrien Cole near the Hawaii sideline. He left the locker room on crutches and had a large brace around his leg.
“I just heard a pop, I don’t know what happened,” Alexander told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. “It happened pretty fast, I think it got stuck in the turf a little bit.”
Said Hawaii coach Greg McMackin, “We don’t know the extent of the injury, but it’s not good.”
Alexander entered the game Wednesday leading the nation in total offense with 446 yards a game. He was second in passing average (411.3) and fifth in passing efficiency.
He completed 20 of 34 passes for 199 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions Wednesday before his injury.