Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian revealed the shoulder injury after the game, but didn’t go into detail about his redshirt sophomore quarterbacks’ prognosis.
The Longhorns (6-1, 3-1 in Big 12) won the game with Maalik Murphy finishing out the game at quarterback.
Ewers scrambled on a third down play in the second half and was popped by Houston linebacker David Ugwoegbu, which caused Ewers to abruptly head to the sideline.
Later in the game, television cameras caught Ewers headed to the locker room for more evaluation.
Ewers finished the game with 211 yards passing (23-for-29) with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He has been the Longhorns’ starting quarterback from the beginning of the season, despite the presence of Murphy and the nation’s top quarterback recruit, Arch Manning.
This isn’t the first time that Ewers has hurt his shoulder at Texas. During the Alabama game last season he suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarterback against the Crimson Tide and was replaced by Hudson Card.
Ewers missed three quarters of the Alabama game and the next three games with a shoulder injury.
Sarkisian won’t speak to the media again until his normal media conference in Austin on Monday, as the Longhorns prepare to host BYU next week in Austin.
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