Munchie Legaux is Out for the Season

By DJ Byrnes on September 9, 2013 at 2:08p
Legs aren't supposed to look like that.

The Fighting Illinois showed some fight in their 45-17 rout of Cincinnati. Things went from bad to worse for the Bearcats in the fourth quarter of the contest, however, when All-Name First Teamer and Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux went down with a gruesome knee injury. It won't shock anyone whose seen the injury that Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville confirmed multiple media reports today that Munchie will miss the remainder of the season. (Cincinnati has yet to release specifics of the injury.)

For his own part, Munchie remains humbled and in good spirits:

It's a reminder of just how vicious of a game football is and how fortunate Braxton Miller was to escape serious injury. Get well soon, Munchie.


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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

It was gruesome to say the least.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

jeremytwoface's picture

I didn't see it... and don't plan too.
I hate seeing injuries like this because it just makes my heart break for the person it happens to...
Also, I have a bit of a stomach bug. Wouldn't want to lose my lunch.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

droessl's picture

apparently his teammate can't look at it either

boojtastic's picture

They showed the replay at least five times. I still didn't see it. 
...because I had something in my eye. All five times. Not because I covered my eyes like a little girl or anything...

741's picture

Wait, is that a real name? Sounds like a French-Canadian hockey player, or some kind of Cajun musician.

Earle's picture

I think it was Ogie Oglethorpe who took him out.
Didn't see it, but best wishes to the kid for a full and fast recovery.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Munchie Legeaux pitched for the 1881 Red Stockings. Ralph Abernathy was his catcher.

AndyVance's picture

Hope for the best for his recovery; always hate to see players' seasons ended by injuries.
On a side note, it irks me that I've seen more than one person claim that the Illini only won because Legaux was injured, when the game was well in hand by the time he went down.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

That is so true.  Illinois had the game in hand by half time.  Munchie was injured in the 4th quarter.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

thekornidentity's picture

Man that's just awful. He's one of my favorite players in the country, partly because he's got the greatest name. Since it was only the second game of the year he should be able to get a medical redshirt, right?

“Nothing that comes easy in this world is worth a damn.” -Woody Hayes

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

The rule is he must have competed in less than 30% of the games (and none after mid-season). So yes he's eligible.

Nick's picture

Could tell this news was coming watching that live. These are the things you hope doesn't happen to the players, even if they play for annoying teams. 

BenW's picture

 Looked a lot like Lattimore's except spun 90 degrees. I would worry about nerve and arterial damage first and foremost. That would be my primary concern as to why they haven't released information. Either that or the swelling is still too much for the imagine to give them a clear picture of the damage. 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Saw the highlight of his. It looked really bad. Wish him the best in his recovery.

MN Buckeye's picture

Terrible injury, and sorry to see him lost for the season. I am not a UC fan, but this is a difficult situation for him, and I wish him a quick and full recovery.

pjtobin's picture

Hate to see any person injured. Good luck to him. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad.