Kansas State's QB depth takes another hit

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for Kansas State, highly regarded true freshman quarterback Alex Delton could be out for an extended amount of time, reports Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star.

Robinett reported that Delton, a three-star early enrollee from Hays, Kansas, suffered a knee injury during the Wildcats' 30-3 win over Texas-San Antonio last weekend. He's expected to miss Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech.

At Big 12 media days in late July, coach Bill Snyder seemed pleased with the depth and competition at the quarterback position with Delton, Jesse Ertz, Jonathan Banks and Joe Hubener battling to earn the starting spot.

Two months later, Ertz is expected to miss the season after winning the starting job then getting injured on the first series of the season. Delton's long-term status is unknown. Hubener has taken over as the starter and Banks is the only other quarterback remaining among the four competitors for the starting spot.

This has been an incredible string of early injuries for a Wildcats team that was searching for offensive playmakers when the entire roster was healthy. Now, Snyder faces the prospect of going into Big 12 play with a beat up roster and a continued search for consistent offensive playmakers.