Sam Ehlinger hopes to put his trademark toughness on display in the coming days, as the Texas Longhorns quarterback commit injured both knees in Austin Westlake’s season-opening win against state powerhouse Katy on Friday night, but wants to play through it.
On Saturday, less than 24 hours after the hard-fought 32-29 home win, Ehlinger revealed the following:
Westlake's Sam Ehlinger texted that he “tore medial meniscus in (his) left knee and lateral meniscus in (his) right knee in game with Katy.— KatyTimesSports (@KatyTimesSports) August 28, 2016
The good news is that he doesn’t expect to need surgery and doesn’t expect to miss any time because of it.
Ehlinger threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Boykin after scrambling out of pressure with 2:25 remaining and completed 18-of-30 passes for 250 yards while adding 63 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The 6’1.5, 215-pounder is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 100 player nationally, the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback, and the No. 13 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.