Big Blow! Potential First Round Pick Matt Corral Suffers a Gruesome Injury Ahead of the Drafts

Published 01/02/2022, 2:28 PM EST
Jan 1, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (red shirt) uses crutches as he leaves the field for halftime in the 2022 Sugar Bowl game against the Baylor Bears at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy-Reuters


Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has been in a tremendous knick this season. What’s impressive about the young lad is his consistency in churning out great performances. Thanks to his stellar campaign, the QB was expected to be the first pick in the draft. However, Ole Miss suffered a painful injury last night, placing his NFL future in peril.

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Ole Miss QB has been in scintillating form

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Ole Miss had a historic college record this season. The Mississippi-based team ended their college season with an impressive 10 wins in 12 games – A historic first. And as expected, QB Matt Corral was the architect in chief for their success. The young QB in the college games completed 68.3% of his passes for 3,333 yards, with just four interceptions for 20 TDs.

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When quipped about Carrol’s performances, HC Lane Kiffin had glowing praises. “He’s been unbelievable and things that you don’t see besides the playing, just how he is,” Kiffin said. Then, Ole Miss HC explains the leadership qualities of the young lad.

Jan 1, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) runs the football against the Baylor Bears during the second quarter in the 2022 Sugar Bowl at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports| Credit-Reuters

“And I had a cool moment this morning, the team meeting, just listening to him talk. And I told our own coaches and players, ‘You can be a freshman, and you’re supposed to listen to the leaders; you can be a 50-year-old coach, and you should listen to this guy.'” Wow.

Matt Corral stretchered out of the field against Baylor Bears

Last night, against the Baylor Bears, Ole Miss QB Matt Corral suffered a gruesome injury. In the third quarter, only a couple of minutes left, the star rookie was sacked by Baylor DT Cole Maxwell. As soon as he was sacked, Corral showed signs of pain holding his left leg. Immediately, the Mississippi medic team arrived, and the QB was stretchered off.

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Post-match, HC Kiffin when asked about the injury, and safe to say, was upset. Lane explained how Matt was like a son to him, which is why his injury hurt him a lot. “That’s obviously a difficult situation, especially when a kid’s playing in the game, you know, so my mind raced with a lot of thoughts right there, you know, and that’s just my love for him, just like I would if it was my own son in that situation,” said Kiffin.

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An unfortunate injury like this shouldn’t hamper his NFL draft prospects. Here’s wishing Corral a speedy recovery.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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