The quarterback carousel for the Spokane Shock continues.
For those unaware, QB Carson Coffman was knocked out in the third quarter of Friday's game against the Sabercats with a shoulder injury. According to the 700 ESPN Spokane Shock post-game show, Coffman was seen on the field with a sling around his right shoulder, which just happens to be the same arm he uses to throw.
The Shock didn't reveal the extent of Coffman's injury, but the 4-year AFL veteran revealed Monday on social media that he sustained a separated AC joint in his shoulder with a picture of his x-ray. According to 700 ESPN in a 1-minute Spokane SportsCenter news update, the post has since been deleted. ArenaFan reporter Adam Markowitz tweeted that Coffman will require surgery to fix his shoulder. ArenaFan also took a screenshot of the post.
Carson Coffman's Facebook post before it was deleted (image courtesy of ArenaFan.com)
Although it's not confirmed, it's highly likely that Coffman will be out for the rest of the season, as recovery from surgery is around three months. This means that QB Arvell Nelson and QB Warren Smith, the latter of whom was benched in favor of Coffman against Portland two weeks ago, will take the snaps under center for the rest of the season.
So the Thunder should beat the Shock and make the playoffs?!
If the cards fall the Thunder's way. Portland plays Jacksonville (7-6), San Jose (13-1), Spokane (4-9), Las Vegas (5-8), and Arizona (11-2). Spokane's got Los Angeles (2-11), Arizona, Portland (3-10), Cleveland (7-7) and Las Vegas.
If Spokane drops both Los Angeles and Arizona (they'll likely lose to Arizona) and Portland drops Jacksonville and San Jose, the Portland/Spokane game is going to be huge. If Portland wins, they win the season series and leapfrog over Spokane for the final spot. It's asking an awful lot, but this is a goofy league. Who knows.