Ewers has reportedly been diagnosed with an SC sprain, an injury to where the sternum meets the clavicle. Ewers had an MRI on Saturday that confirmed the diagnosis.
Ewers took a big hit in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Alabama. He later returned to the sideline during the second half and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Now, the earliest Ewers will return is on October 8th in the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma in Dallas, Texas.
Ewers was lighting up Alabama’s defense before his injury. He went 9 of 12 for 134 yards and had a 95.8 QB rating. The former five-star recruit won the starting job this offseason after transferring in from Ohio State.
Hudson Card, who Ewers beat out this offseason, went 14-of-22 for 158 yards after taking over for Ewers, but he was also dealing with a leg injury throughout the game, which limited his mobility.
The game resulted in Alabama winning 20-19 in Austin, as Bryce Young led the Crimson Tide on the game-winning drive in the final minute, which led to the go-ahead field goal.
Texas hosts UTSA next Saturday at 7:00 p.m.