Boston College QB Jurkovec out after hand surgery

Field Level Media

September 14, 2021 at 12:00 am.

Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec underwent surgery on his throwing hand on Monday and could potentially miss the rest of the season.

Jurkovec injured his right hand during the first quarter of Saturday’s 45-28 win over Massachusetts. He passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns in parts of two games this season.

The injury represents a big blow for Boston College (2-0) after Jurkovec passed for 2,558 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2020.

Dennis Grosel will start this Saturday when the Eagles visit Temple. He has completed 16 of 20 passes for 243 yards and one score this season.

Grosel filled in for an injured Jurkovec against Virginia on Dec. 5 of last season and tied the school record of 520 passing yards established by legendary Doug Flutie in 1982.

Also, kicker Aaron Boumerhi will miss the rest of the season due to a hip injury.