Breakout Texas Ted Red Raiders quarterback Alan Bowman may not be available for head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s team when the Texas Longhorns arrive in Lubbock next weekend for a night game at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Following a partially collapsed lung that Bowman suffered in late September against West Virginia, which caused the freshman to miss the following game against TCU, Bowman aggravated the injury on Saturday against Oklahoma late in the first half.
At halftime, Bowman wasn’t able to go through warmups and left the field before he was eventually hospitalized late that evening.
“Alan Bowman has been transported to Covenant Medical Center to be evaluated for a reoccurrence of his previous injury (partially collapsed lung) that occurred in the West Virginia game,” Texas Tech said in a statement. “He will be held overnight for observation.”
By Tuesday afternoon, Bowman was still in the hospital with a reoccurrence of his partially collapsed lung, though the injury is not as severe as it was in late September. Kingsbury is hopeful that the hospital will discharge Bowman on Wednesday.
A former consensus three-star prospect out of Grapevine, Bowman has thrown for 2,638 yards this season while completing nearly 70 percent of his passes. With 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions, he’s been a revelation for the Red Raiders.
If Bowman isn’t able to play against the Longhorns, Kingsbury will almost certainly turn to Jett Duffey, an undersized sophomore who is a much better runner than Bowman, but not as accurate or as prolific overall through the air as Bowman.