BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Tim Jefferson Jr. #7 of the Air Force Falcons looks for a receiver against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Tim Jefferson Injury Update: Air Force QB Status Uncertain Against UNLV

Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson had a concussion against Wyoming and his status is unknown against UNLV.

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Tim Jefferson Injury Update: Quarterback's Status Against UNLV Is Up In The Air

Air Force Falcons quarterback Tim Jefferson was knocked out of the game in the loss against the Wyoming Cowboys with a concussion and the status of Jefferson against the UNLV Rebels is up in the air. Jefferson will have to follow Air Force protocol which calls for no physical activity for 48 hours and also be symptom free. If Jefferson clears that then he could practice but with no contact, and the earliest he could take part in contact would be midweek:

Calhoun said Jefferson wouldn't be practicing until Wednesday "at the very, very soonest," although he can do some activities if he feels better today. Air Force won't have a clear idea of Jefferson's status until he practices.

If Jefferson is unable to go on Saturday against UNLV then Connor Dietz will get the start. Dietz filled in for Jefferson against Wyoming and had 85 yards rushing the ball. Not knowing if Jefferson will be able to play on Saturday makes preparing for the game more difficult. The option offense is still going to be ran, but Dietz is a better runner while Jefferson is the better passer and that keeps the defense from keying in only on the run option. So, the team will spend the time and prepare for both quarterbacks and will have a better idea of their offensive game plan once the status of Jefferson is more clear later this week.


Tim Jefferson Injury: Air Force QB Leaves Game With Injury

After playing such an instrumental role in the comeback victory over Army last week, Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson has suffered a potential concussion early in the matchup with Wyoming. According to Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs Gazette, it doesn't appear the medical staff is taking any chances with Jefferson:

@GazetteAirForce: It appears AFA has taken Jefferson's helmet. Don't wanna jump the gun but could be a concussion that has ended his day. Could be.

Jefferson has been solid for the Falcons throughout the season, throwing for 1,129 yards and 8 TD's in nine games. He was particularly impressive against Army last week, throwing for 122 yards and rushing for 66 yards. Jefferson has been replaced by senior QB Connor Dietz. Dietz has only attempted 10 passes this season in a backup role, but did shoe his ability to run the ball in a win over New Mexico earlier this season, as he ran for 87 yards and a TD.

For more on Saturday's game, check out Mountain West Connection, SB Nation's Mountain West Conference blog, our Wyoming blog Cowboy Altitude and to SB Nation Denver.

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