A bounce-back win over Houston isn’t as sweet anymore, as starting quarterback Quinn Ewers was diagnosed with a grade 2 AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder, per Pete Thamel. His timeline is not official yet, but he should return to the field at some point this season. The injury occurred during the Longhorns’ 31-24 victory.
Sources: Texas QB Quinn Ewers has a grade 2 AC joint sprain in his right (throwing) shoulder and is expected to miss some time, an MRI revealed on Sunday. The injury is not season ending, as @anwarrichardson reported earlier. A more finite timetable should emerge this week.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 23, 2023
Unfortunately, this isn’t an unfamiliar situation for the Texas program. Last season, Ewers missed three games after spraining his SC joint. Quinn Ewers emerged as one of college football’s best quarterbacks last year. He has 1,915 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, and five rushing scores this season.
Who Will Replace Quinn Ewers
Sorry Arch Manning fans, but it’s not his time yet. When Quinn Ewers went down on Saturday, redshirt freshman Maalik Murphy took over under center. He completed one pass for seven yards.
Behind him is where Manning currently resides. For a Texas team eyeing a playoff berth, they don’t care who the quarterback is right now. As long as they help the team win games until Ewers returns. Texas has BYU coming up next.