Temple QB Reilly questionable vs. Fordham

Temple QB Reilly questionable vs. Fordham
September 9, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Connor Reilly briefly exited Temple's loss to Houston after sustaining an apparent leg injury in the fourth quarter, but missed just one play and went on to finish the game. (USA Today Images)

Temple junior quarterback Connor Reilly will be a "game-time decision" when Temple hosts FCS Fordham on Saturday at 1 p.m, Owls head coach Matt Rhule said Monday.

Reilly left Temple's 22-13 loss to Houston last Saturday midway through the fourth quarter when he was rolled up on a two-yard run. Reilly writhed in pain after getting hit and clutched his leg before limping off the field to the sideline. Once there, he again fell to the ground.

Eventually, Reilly sat up, walked his way over the trainer's table, received attention, popped up, began doing bunny hops, and returned on Temple's next series, missing only one play.

Three plays after his return, he scrambled for a seven-year gain, slid, and was hit after he was ruled down, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

Reilly did finish the game, completing 20 of 38 passes for 200 yards, while turning the ball over three times on two interceptions and a fumble.

"I got jammed a little bit, but I’m fine," Reilly said after the game, declining to specify exactly what was injured. "Just a little tape, some aspirin, I’ll be alright."

Rhule said Monday that Reilly will be limited in practice at least early in the week. Should he not be able to play, senior Clinton "Juice" Granger, who appeared in relief of Reilly for one play on Saturday and will likely take the bulk of the snaps in practice, is the backup.

"He went back into that game because he's a competitor," Rhule said, referring to Reilly. "But it will be interesting to see how well he heals up this week. We're moving forward as a staff hoping he'll he's ready to go, and, if not, knowing Clinton Granger and (true freshman) P.J. Walker are ready to step in and play quarterback."