After taking a nasty hit during Saturday’s loss to West Virginia, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Sunday that quarterback Alan Bowman suffered a collapsed lung, per Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Kingsbury said he is not sure what the timetable is for his return and added, “He’s still under observation right now and we’re just kind of waiting to hear when he will return.”
Kingsbury added that because Bowman did not suffer any broken ribs, his return should be, “sooner than later”. But clearly, all of Red Raider Nation is holding its collective breath at what the future is for their true freshman quarterback who was improving by the week under Kingsbury’s tutelage.
Bowman started the season third on the Texas Tech depth chart, but after McLane Carter got hurt in the season opener against Ole Miss, Bowman entered and never looked back. For the season, he had thrown for 1,680 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions, while completing 69.3% of his passes. Bowman was struggling against the Mountaineers before getting hurt. At the time of the injury he was 9/20 for 123 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Jett Duffey replaced Bowman and led a strong comeback before coming up short in the 42-34 loss.
The Red Raiders are off this week before heading on the road to face TCU next Thursday night at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.
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