Cornerback Kei’Trel Clark, arguably Louisville’s top defensive player, will miss the remainder of the 2021 season after suffering a knee injury in the second half of last weekend’s loss at NC State.
“Tre was really playing well in the game,” U of L head coach Satterfield said during his press conference on Monday. “He ended up getting rolled up and we had the MRI done, and it looks like he’s going to have to have surgery and will be out for the rest of the season. That’s a tough blow for us.”
Through eight games this season, Clark had recorded 40 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, three interceptions, and nine pass breakups. He was a Second Team All-ACC selection in 2020, his first season at U of L.
Clark becomes the third Louisville starter to suffer a season-ending injury in 2021, joining wide receiver Braden Smith and linebacker Monty Montgomery.
This was fairly predictable after seeing Clark not be able to get off the field on his own accord on Saturday, but still an awful way to start the week.
Here’s hoping Tre is back and even better in 2022.