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Boston College Eagles QB Phil Jurkovec sidelined after hand surgery

Sep 4, 2021; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) celebrates a touchdown against the Colgate Raiders during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2021; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec (5) celebrates a touchdown against the Colgate Raiders during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

–Field Level Media