Oct 5, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Ford Childress (7) during warmups before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Mountaineers at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Mountaineers 73-42. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
One of the three main starting QB’s for the West Virginia Mountaineers this year has been reportedly forced to ride the bench for the rest of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle. Childress is disappointed about the news, as would be expected. His season in 2013 for West Virginia is a record of 1-1 with two starts. Maryland put a loss on his record with a score of 37-0.
Head coach Dana Holgorsen has kept quiet about his QB’s this year but says that doctors first said the injury to Ford Childress would heal on its own, in time. However, the injury became swollen during the bye week when Ford Childress gave it his all during practice reps. Holgorsen tried to get Childress back into the game but it only made the injury worse. Fans could see the injury in its glory during the Maryland game when Childress’ throws were similar to middle school tosses.
Ford Childress went back to his hometown of Houston to a medical facility who has determined that the healing process for his injury will take the remainder of the season. Sources say that surgery will not be required for this injury, as many reports have stated.