September 11 update: Ewers has been diagnosed with a SC sprain, and he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. Hudson Card will take over as Texas’ quarterback, but this significantly lowers the ceiling for the Longhorns when it comes to wins and bowl expectations.
Sources: Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is expected to be out 4-6 weeks with an SC sprain, which is a significant injury where the sternum meets the clavicle. He got an MRI on Saturday that confirmed the diagnosis. He’s experiencing significant pain.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 11, 2022
Update 1:59 p.m. Ewers is out for the rest of the game against Alabama, and the results of that X-ray likely aren’t good.
Source: Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers will not return to today’s game against Alabama. He went to the locker room for an X-Ray and will not play again today.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 10, 2022
Ewers was nine-for-12 with 134 yards, including some truly impressive throws for a 19-year-old in his first major collegiate game. He left the field for the locker room after the hit to get examined, and Alabama was given a penalty for roughing the passer. Backup Hudson Card will fill in for Ewers for the time being.
The transfer from Ohio State has been the subject of much of the hype surrounding the Longhorns’ 2022 season. Last week, in his first start, the redshirt freshman threw for 225 yards with a completion percentage of 66.7%, leading the Longhorns to a 52-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
More to come.