Coastal Carolina starting quarterback Grayson McCall is “highly doubtful” for Saturday’s matchup with Marshall at Brooks Stadium in Conway. CCU head coach Tim Beck delivered the news during his weekly press conference, following McCall’s injury at Arkansas State this past weekend. The redshirt senior was hit in the head as he slid down to the turf on a running play in the fourth quarter. McCall was taken to a hospital in Jonesboro for observation as his teammates finished off a 27-17 victory over the Red Wolves.
“He has good days and bad days. He’s upbeat,” Beck informed the media on Wednesday. “His health is the number one concern. I worry about our players. It’s his life. I want him and his family to hear all the medical terminology and all the things that they think the injury could be or is. And then let him and his family come to grips with that, make decisions with the medical staff on what is the next thing to do. Could that have been his last play at Coastal? Maybe? Who knows? I don’t know that.”
Beck stated that McCall has not practiced this week, nor has he been medically cleared for the homecoming date with Marshall. The Chanticleers are preparing their backup quarterbacks, Jarrett Guest and Ethan Vasko, to take over should McCall not be available. Each played in the fourth quarter against Arkansas State, and both have seen action in three games this season. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 6pm on the NFL Network.