On top of falling short to Alabama at home Saturday on the heels of multiple officiating controversies, Texas had injury added to insult Sunday when insiders reported Quinn Ewers will have to miss time due to injury after leaving the game during the first quarter of the Longhorns' 20-19 loss.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers is expected to be out 4-6 weeks with two sprains at his clavicle, according to my sources. The earliest Ewers could return is for the Oklahoma game on Oct. 8.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 11, 2022
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. Hes experiencing significant pain.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 11, 2022
Ewers exited the contest after getting plucked out of the air on an attempted sack with just 30 seconds remaining in the first period. Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner slammed Ewers into the ground on the quarterback's left shoulder, resulting in an injury that knocked him out of the game and prevented him from stepping back onto the field.
Quinn Ewers walks off the field after taking a big hit pic.twitter.com/ByzwkrNi8q— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 10, 2022
Eventually, Ewers returned to the sideline in street clothes sporting a sling.
Tons of Texas fight but the Longhorns fall to No. 1 Alabama, 20-19. Quinn Ewers walks off the field in street clothes and a sling on his left arm/shoulder. pic.twitter.com/lUGIuQ1PKA— Tyler Feldman (@TylerFeldmanTV) September 10, 2022
Before the injury, Ewers completed nine of 12 passes for 134 yards.
Ewers’ injury adds to the sorrows of Texas, a program that nearly enjoyed its most significant victory in years on Saturday but was not awarded a safety that would have provided a winning difference in points due to one of the most controversial roughing the passer calls in recent memory.
I cannot believe this was not ruled a safety. pic.twitter.com/3JJ96AyRoG— CJ Vogel (@CJVogel_TFB) September 10, 2022
For now, the "Texas is back" meme continues.
I feel bad for Texas fans but this is tremendous content pic.twitter.com/zyUHiA4UsW— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 10, 2022