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Cardinals QB Will Gardner is out for the season with an injured left knee

  • Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon (7) jumps over the back of Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla (21) and into the end zone for the final score of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. Louisville defeated Boston College 38-19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon (7) jumps over the back of Boston College defensive back Manuel Asprilla (21) and into the end zone for the final score of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. Louisville defeated Boston College 38-19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon (7) scrambles out of the pocket during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. Louisville defeated Boston College 38-19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Louisville quarterback Reggie Bonnafon (7) scrambles out of the pocket during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. Louisville defeated Boston College 38-19. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino says that sophomore quarterback Will Gardner will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a left knee injury in Saturday's 38-19 victory at Boston College.

The Cardinals (7-3, 5-3, Atlantic Coast Conference) were 5-2 in Gardner's seven starts. He has 1,669 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.

The school said in a release that he will have surgery but didn't specify a date.

Freshman Reggie Bonnafon, who threw for two touchdowns against BC, will take over for Louisville when it returns from a bye at No. 15 Notre Dame on Nov. 22.

In the statement Petrino said, "it is really unfortunate and disappointing for Will because of how hard he has worked and how respected he is in the locker room."