Texas Tech announced that true freshman quarterback Alan Bowman was released from the hospital on Wednesday following a big hit last weekend against West Virginia that resulted in a collapsed lung.
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.
Both head coach Kliff Kingsbury and Bowman released statements to the media.
“Alan Bowman was released from Covenant Medical Center earlier this afternoon and will rejoin our team activities tomorrow. We are thankful for the quality of medical care he was provided by our team doctors as well as Grant Stovall, Drew Krueger and the staff at Covenant. We expect Alan to rejoin us on the field soon.” – Kliff Kingsbury
“I’m thankful for the outpouring of support my family and I have received the past few days. I can’t thank my teammates and our coaching staff enough for their encouragement, and I look forward to rejoining them tomorrow as we continue to pursue our goals for this season. I’d also like to thank our fans, and I can’t wait to see a great crowd of Red Raiders next week in Fort Worth.” – Alan Bowman
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