Rutgers Noah Vedral’s status is uncertain, but some optimism about starting quarterback’s availability

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There seems to be some optimism for Rutgers football quarterback Noah Vedral to be available for Saturday’s game at Indiana though nothing is set in stone.

Vedral was knocked out of last Saturday’s game against Wisconsin, marking a second-straight week where he has been taken off the field injured.

When discussing injured players, head coach Greg Schiano on Monday posited that he doesn’t know if certain players will be available on Saturday. Saying “but if they play it will be on limited practice, so that worries me,” he was then asked about the status of Vedral.

“I think Noah is going to progress during the week. I think he’ll be available – I can’t tell you that for sure,” Schiano told reporters before being asked about the plan for starting quarterback on Saturday.

“Right now, we’re in the midst of game planning so we’re game planning generically,” Schiano said.

“Then I think that play calls will get funneled to whoever it we think will be the starter. Again, there’s no science to it because Noah may be fine and then I think we have a broader base plan. Noah really understands the offense by far the best and then the experience level drops there.”

As Schiano noted, Vedral is by far the most accomplished quarterback on the Rutgers roster, with Cole Snyder and Evan Simon the likely call should the established starter be unable to play.

He is 144-of-236 for 1,493 passing yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He also has 239 rushing yards.