After leaving Saturday’s game against Iowa State, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has aggravated the AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, head coach Tom Herman announced on Monday.
Ehlinger left Saturday night’s game at home in the second quarter after taking a hit on his right shoulder. Longhorn Nation feared the worst since Ehlinger never returned to the game, and MRI results Sunday revealed that Ehlinger’s AC joint is inflamed. Overall, things could have been much worse.
Herman added that Ehlinger will not throw Monday but that he hopes his quarterback will be back in action by Tuesday.
Ehlinger has dealt with nagging injuries during his two seasons in Austin. He originally sprained the AC joint in the against Baylor last month. He left the game and never returned, but Texas’ perfectly timed bye week worked out so that Ehlinger was back in action for the Longhorns’ next game against Oklahoma State two weeks later.
Ehlinger was replaced by junior back up Shane Buechele, who held is own, finishing 10-for-10 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown. With the Longhorns’ 24-10 win over Iowa State on Saturday night, they’re one win away from reaching the Big 12 Championship Game. Texas plays Kansas on Friday with an 11 a.m. kick off in Lawrence.
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