SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah quarterback Kendal Thompson injured his left leg in the first quarter of Saturday's eventual 51-27 loss to No. 4 Oregon, and is done for the year, Utes coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed after the game.
Thompson got the start over Travis Wilson and led the No. 17 Utes to a touchdown on their first drive. On Utah's next drive, Thompson's knee appeared to buckle as he threw a deep pass. The junior went down and needed to be helped off.
He left the sideline and returned later in street clothes.
Thompson ran for 28 yards and was 4-for-5 for 23 yards.
Wilson has started seven games this season, though Thompson has played often. Whittingham reopened the competition for the starting job this week after Wilson struggled against Arizona State.
The Utes also lost wide receiver Tim Patrick early in the second half. Patrick was carted off the field and an air cast was put on his left leg. Whittingham also confirmed postgame that Patrick is out for the season.
The Utes were already thin at receiver, having lost Dres Anderson for the year early last week.
Information from ESPN.com's Kevin Gemmell was used in this report.