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Louisville QB Malik Cunningham sidelined by knee injury

The sophomore expects to be back on the field soon.

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At the top of the list of the most notable items revealed during Louisville football’s media day on Saturday was Scott Satterfield stating that quarterback Malik Cunningham is currently sidelined with a knee injury. The sophomore suffered the injury during the third day of practice and did not participate in Saturday’s team scrimmage.

“It happened so fast, I couldn’t believe it,” Cunningham said. “I’m not the kind of guy that I will get down on myself. I know the work that I put in and I know I can only control what I can control. Not being out there is a factor in me playing in the first game, but I know what I need to do to recover and get back out there.

”I just want to get back out there with the guys.”

Satterfield described the knee injury as a “tweak.” He also stated that although there isn’t a specific timetable for Cunningham’s return, he expects the speedy sophomore back on the field “soon.”

Cunningham appeared in 10 games for Louisville last season, making three starts at quarterback. He struggled through the air during most of those appearances, but led the Cardinals in rushing with 497 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. On the team’s first-released depth chart, Cunningham was listed alongside redshirt junior Jawon Pass for the team’s starting role.

With Cunningham sidelined, nearly every second team QB rep so far this summer has gone to true freshman Evan Conley.