Bolingbrook High School's star quarterback Aaron Bailey was injured during Friday night's game against Lincoln-Way East.
Bailey led the Raiders to the team's first-ever state championship in 2011.
He injured his right knee during the first quarter of the game and has not returned, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He is scheduled for an MRI this weekend.
Bailey was on the sidelines of the game, icing his knee, with crutches next to him. He seemed "upbeat," according to Jeff Graveline, Patch sports reporter.
"Everything happens for a reason, Bailey said. "I'm just going to trust in God and come back better."