ULM QB Rhett Rodriguez home from ICU after lung injury
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks quarterback Rhett Rodriguez started his collegiate career at the University of Arizona, where his dad Rich used to coach. Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

UL-Monroe QB Rhett Rodriguez home from ICU after lung injury

Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Rhett Rodriguez completed 10-of-16 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in this past Saturday's 29-16 win over Troy but suffered a serious chest injury that his father, Warhawks offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez, later confirmed had the signal-caller in an intensive care unit:

According to Heather Dinich of ESPN, Rich Rodriguez said Tuesday that Rhett is home and recovering from a collapsed lung and chest trauma. Rich added that Rhett was on a ventilator until some point on Monday and that the initial injury could've occurred on the first play of Saturday's matchup. 

Rich works under head coach Terry Bowden and served as interim coach when Bowden stepped away last month before his father, former Florida State Seminoles head coach and Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden, died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Rhett, meanwhile, transferred from Arizona last offseason and still has two years of eligibility left. 

His status for the rest of the current campaign is unknown. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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