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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Cincinnati's starting quarterback will remain in an Illinois hospital overnight after suffering a lower leg injury during a blowout loss on Saturday.
UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock and coach Tommy Tuberville visited with Legaux at the hospital and reported he is in "good spirits."
Tuberville tweeted about visiting the New Orleans native after the game.
"Just visited w/Munchie at the hospital. Still undergoing evaluation. Extremely tough young man. Say a prayer for him. #Bearcats," wrote the coach via his @TTuberville account on Twitter.
"Coach T & I just visited w Munchie @ Hospital. VERY tough young man. Lots of tests being run. He's in good hands w UC & UI docs. God Bless," Babcock tweeted.
Legaux's family is traveling to Illinois from Louisiana, according to one of Babcok's tweets.
Specific details about the injury were not released and a timetable for Legaux's return to action has not been determined.
The 6-foot-5 signal-caller completed 17 of 31 pass attempts for 237 yards and a touchdown before the injury. He also ran the ball 11 times for a team-leading 52 yards.
Legaux also fumbled on a crucial fourth-and-goal play from the 1-yard line in the third quarter. The play was originally ruled a touchdown, which would have cut the lead to 21-17, but was ultimately overturned.
The Illini took the ball 99 yards on the subsequent drive to push their advantage to 28-10.
Through two games this season, Legaux has completed 30 of 51 passing attempts for 382, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also run the ball 17 times for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Should Legaux miss time, Cincinnati will turn to the services of sixth-year senior Brendon Kay, who threw for 10 touchdowns and nearly 1,300 yards last season. He has also seen action in both games this year.
Kay, a 6-foot-4 traditional pocket passer, was 6-for-11 for 79 yards in limited action on Saturday. He entered the game even before the injury after Legaux was pulled after throwing an early interception.
In UC's season-opening win over Purdue, Kay was 4-of-5 for 59 yards.
The Bearcats' next game is a home contest against Northwestern State on Saturday, Sept. 14.
UC plays Miami (Ohio) on the road the following week.
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