Originally written December 10, 2012 on The Cardinal Connect:
Louisville redshirt freshman quarterback Will Gardner had been sidelined for over a year with a knee injury, but recently returned to the practice field for the Cards. The Douglas, Ga., native committed to Louisville in July of 2011, choosing Louisville over Alabama and Mississippi State. He was only rated as a 3-star prospect, but when fans see a kid chose Louisville over Alabama, it’s going to cause some excitement. Unfortunately for Gardner he has had some terrible luck with injuries over the last 18 months. During his senior season Gardner tore his ACL causing him to miss all but two games of his senior campaign. To make matters worse, once arriving at Louisville he had another setback, reinjuring his knee. Gardner didn’t get any practice reps during the regular season due to his injury, but he made his return to the field last week during Louisville’s first Sugar Bowl practice. With Louisville already having one of the top quarterbacks in the country, don’t look for Gardner to ...
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