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The bad news: Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is out for the rest of the year after suffering a brutal leg injury on Thursday night against Ole Miss.

The good news: it appears he won’t be off the field for too long.

According to the Clarion Ledger, Fitzgerald’s recovery timetable for a broken bone in his ankle will be 6-8 weeks, and the school expects him to be ready for spring practice. The Ledger also reports that Fitzgerald was in good spirits after the injury.

Fitzgerald released this statement on Thursday night before the game was even over:

I’ll be back stronger and better than ever! I love all my Hailstate fam and all I want right now is for all of y’all to ring your bells as loud as you can and support this team to a huge egg bowl win! #HaiIState

Fitzgerald suffered the injury in the first quarter of the annual Egg Bowl game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Warning: graphic injury

We wish Fitzgerald the best in his recovery.

Official diagnosis comes in on Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald’s brutal injury on Thursday ESPN/Screenshot
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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