Quinn Ewers fell after taking a heavy blow in a near-Texas loss to Alabama and now the Longhorns have a worrying update on their star quarterback.
The Texas Longhorns nearly eliminated Alabama in Week 2, losing by one point in a game during which they missed a field goal and failed to convert some other good opportunities. But what was even more impressive was that they almost came away with a huge upset as Quinn Ewers lost more than half of the match.
Right at the end of the first quarter, Ewers had put Texas in the red and tried to play against the pressure. He was pushed to the ground with a big hit after being thrown and stayed on the grass for some time before leaving but never got back into the game. Evers is later seen on the sidelines with his arm in a sling.
After the match, the injury was referred to as a clavicle sprain and many believe that means he avoided something very dangerous. With confirmation on Sunday, though, the news became harsh for Longhorns as it was revealed that he has had a SC sprain (an injury where the collarbone meets the sternum) and will be out 4-6 weeks with his recovery.
Queen Ewers injury update: Texas QB out 4-6 weeks
This is a huge blow for Texas as they move forward this season.
In addition to the spare Hudson Card he held once he entered the game, the argument from a playing quarter could be that Longhorns win this game if Ewers is still under center. He was a dynamic in dissecting Crimson Tide’s defense, throwing for 134 yards on 9 of 12 passes before coming off with injury.
If there’s a positive side, it’s that Ewers will be back this season and that card more than he carried when entering the game. However, with games in Oklahoma and Oklahoma State over the next six weeks, Texas’ chances of winning the Big 12 certainly hang in the balance over the time period Ewers are expected to miss.
We’ll see if Card can replicate his performance against Alabama and how quickly Quinn Ewers recovers. But as of now, this is a huge blow to the Longhorns after such a promising performance.
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