Predators lose Jason Boltus to injury in loss to SaberCats


Danny Morales / Valencia Voice

Jason Boltus’ injury will be evaluated when the team returns to Orlando.

Jason  Boltus suffered an apparent knee injury and missed the entire second half, as the Orlando Predators fell to the San Jose SaberCats 70-35 on Saturday, May 3 at San Jose’s SAP Center.

Boltus was sacked with 31 seconds left in the first half, having completed 12 of 19 passes for 192 yards and throwing three touchdowns and one interception. He was taken out of the game after the sack, and was clutching his right knee.

Second-string quarterback Will Masoud was brought in to finish out the game for Orlando. Masoud completed 11 of 20 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown.

The SaberCats started the game with three unanswered touchdowns before the Predators made it onto the board with just over three minutes left in the quarter.

At the half Orlando was down 49-29 and was unable to score any points during the entire third quarter.

Masoud was able to make a connection with Greg Carr early in the fourth quarter, the Predators but failed the two-point conversion.

The 70-35 loss will bring the Predators to 5-3, but with Tampa Bay’s lose to Portland it will not affect their top spot in the division.

Orlando will return home for a bye week, before preparing to hit the road take on the division rival Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday, May 17.

Boltus Injury:

Boltus was taken out of the game following a sack late in the second quarter and was holding on to his right knee before being taken off the field, he did not return to the game in the second half.

Team officials say Boltus will be “further evaluated upon his return to Orlando.”