BOISE – Boise State freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier was injured during the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against Hawaii.
Bachmeier was hit by Hawaii linebacker Kana’i Picanco while attempting to run for a first down near the Rainbow Warriors’ 20-yard line. He fumbled the ball on the play, and Hawaii recovered.
Chase Cord took over as quarterback and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Shakir on his second series. Cord lost out to Bachmeier for the starting job during fall camp.
There was concern in recent weeks over the high number of hits Bachmeier has been taking. He had the first down before appearing to be hit hard in the ribs.
Bachmeier remained on the turf for a minute before being helped off the field. He went into the medical tent, where he remained for several minutes. Coach Bryan Harsin went into the tent before coming out a short time later.
The freshman quarterback was eventually helped to the nearby Idaho Sports Medicine Institute in the southwest corner of the stadium, presumably for further testing.
Bachmeier was seen walking gingerly back to the Boise State locker room late in the second quarter with the help of a team trainer.
The Idaho Press will have more on Bachmeier's condition as it becomes available. Harsin will meet with the media after the game.