The broken leg and dislocated ankle Grizzlies senior quarterback Thomas Perkins suffered Thursday will sideline him the rest of the season, Rocky Mountain coach Scott Criner confirmed Monday.
“They’re saying he can’t put any weight on it for six-to-10 weeks,” Criner said.
Perkins suffered the injury while scrambling on the Rocky Mountain sideline just before halftime of a 32-21 win against Timberline. Paramedics hauled Perkins off the field at Dona Larsen Park on a stretcher, and he underwent surgery Friday.
Criner said sophomore Tre Page will take over as the starter with fellow sophomore Conner Croft as the backup. Page started Thursday with Perkins nursing a bruised sternum he suffered against Mountain View the previous week. But Perkins also played.
“Tre will be our guy now,” Criner said. “We’ll play him and Conner, two sophomores. Both led us to two touchdowns. Both have the ability, we think, to help us.”