Villanova Football head coach Andy Talley announced on Tuesday that John Robertson is out "indefinitely". The senior quarterback, won the 2014 Walter Payton Award given to the best player in FCS football, sustained a PCL injury in his right knee during the Wildcats' 8-21 victory over Delaware on Saturday.
In Villanova's three games this season, Robertson has accounted for 660 total yards, six touchdowns, and one interception.
Redshirt freshman Zach Bednarczyk will replace Robertson as the starter for the 'Cats in Thursday's game against Penn. Bednarczyk completed 4 of 6 passes for 57 yards and flashed his mobility in the brief appearance against the Blue Hens on Saturday.
Although Bednarczyk doesn't have the history that Robertson does, Talley noted, "He has the same stuff that John has." Talley added, "He can throw, he can run. He's as fast as John is, he's a really good runner."
The Wildcats and Robertson are hoping to avoid surgery on the knee. According to The Inquirer, if he is able to rehab the knee, a return to the gridiron towards the end of the fall is a possibility.