A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test at Jewish Hospital on Monday afternoon indicated that Brohm tore his ACL and sustained a bone bruise and a meniscus tear. Brohm will have surgery in a couple of weeks and will be ready to go in the fall.
"We're obviously disappointed in losing Brian for the year," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "Brian was having a great season and he was a big part of our success. He's a tremendous competitor and know he'll work hard to get ready for the 2006 season. We have tremendous confidence in Hunter Cantwell's ability to lead this team as we prepare for the Connecticut game."
Brohm was having an outstanding season, guiding the Cardinals to an 8-2 record and an invitation to play in the 2006 Toyota Gator Bowl. The product of Trinity High School closes out the 2005 season, throwing for 2,883 yards and 19 touchdowns. Brohm completed 68.8 percent of his throws and ranked second in the country with a 166.73 efficiency.
Michael Bush Injury Report
U of L head coach Bobby Petrino also addressed the injury status of junior running back Michael Bush, who has missed the last two Cardinals win due to an injured foot.
"Michael is going to go out and run today," said Petrino. "We should know a little bit more tonight or tomorrow morning after he runs. What seems to happen is that as he rehabs he tries so hard to get back into the game, that as the week goes on the sorer it gets. He took the weekend completely off and felt really good yesterday. He wants to run with the team today. He's very motivated and he's really looking forward to getting back on the field."
Bush continues to lead the team with 928 yards on 164 carries.