Texas QB Quinn Ewers out vs. West Virginia, focuses on return vs. rival Oklahoma, sources say
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers continues to ramp up his restoration from a shoulder harm with the notion of returning for subsequent week’s recreation towards rival Oklahoma, sources advised ESPN.
Ewers has dressed for the Longhorns’ previous two video games however isn’t anticipated to play towards West Virginia on Saturday, sources mentioned, because the quarterback continues to observe the unique four-to-six-week timeline that emerged after he was injured within the first quarter towards Alabama on Sept. 10. Ewers has been restricted in follow this week, sources mentioned.
A return towards the Sooners would mark 4 weeks after Ewers was injured, with sources indicating that’s the earliest he can be anticipated to be obtainable to play.
Ewers has been persistently rehabbing the SC sprain — a major harm the place the sternum meets the clavicle — in his nonthrowing shoulder. The harm initially restricted Ewers’ skill to breathe and swallow, however his work in rehab has him projected to return on the early finish of the preliminary timeline.
He suffered the harm after a scorching begin towards Alabama, going 9-for-12 for 134 yards till the Crimson Tide’s Dallas Turner injured him on a success during which the linebacker was flagged for roughing the passer. Alabama ended up profitable the sport 20-19 on a area objective within the remaining minute.
Ewers was the highest quarterback recruit within the 2022 class earlier than he reclassified, enrolled early at Ohio State for the 2021 season after which transferred after one semester in Columbus.
He received the Texas job in camp this summer time over Hudson Card, who is predicted to start out his third consecutive recreation for the Longhorns. Card was 20-for-30 for 277 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in final week’s 37-34 loss at Texas Tech.
Each Texas (2-2) and West Virginia (2-2) are searching for their first Massive 12 win after dropping their convention openers. West Virginia misplaced at dwelling to Kansas in additional time 55-42 on Sept. 10.