LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Charlie Brewer is expected to be out 5-8 weeks after the Liberty quarterback broke his hand in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Southern Miss.

“Charlie is having his scan (Tuesday) and then surgery to follow. The scan is to see if they’re going to put pins or a plate in it,” head coach Hugh Freeze told the media on Monday. “The plate would be the shorter term, is my understanding.”

Back-up quarterback Kaidon Salter came in and helped the Flames get the season-opening win but it took four overtimes for the Flames to get it done. Freeze said Brewer took the news of his injury timeline hard.

“Obviously he was wanting to rewrite his last chapter of college football quite differently than what it’s going to be,” Freeze said. “That’s one of those challenges in life that we get.”

Brewer is a sixth-year senior that transferred to Liberty after spending time at Baylor and Utah.

The Flames will open their home portion of their schedule Saturday against UAB.