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WSU QB Halliday hospitalized

Washington State redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Halliday was taken to Pullman Regional Hospital following Saturday night’s game against Utah where it was found he suffered a lacerated liver. He remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit as of Sunday evening, according to a release from the school.

From the release:

According to WSU assistant athletic director for athletic training services Bill Drake, Halliday, who received a number of hard hits throughout the contest and played through each of them, approached the WSU medical staff with significant pain following the game. He was immediately taken to the hospital and following consultation with the WSU medical staff, specialists were brought in and it was determined Halliday suffered a lacerated liver. He will remain in the ICU indefinitely where he will be monitored closely.

This means Halliday will be out of the Apple Cup against Washington on Saturday and senior Marshall Lobbestael will return to the starting lineup at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. You'll, of course, recall that the Cougars already have lost starter Jeff Tuel (shoulder) for the season. Redshirt sophomore David Gilbertson, son of former Washington coach Keith Gilbertson, will be the backup.

More details here. That story relates how the Cougars also lost second-leading receiver Isiah Barton to a knee injury.