Lake Travis standout Hudson Card, a 2020 Texas Longhorns quarterback commit, will likely miss the rest of his senior season after undergoing surgery to repair ligament damage caused by a turf toe injury suffered last Friday in a game against rival Westlake, Cavaliers head coach Hank Carter confirmed to multiple media outlets on Tuesday.
However, Card will seek a second opinion before having the surgery.
The longtime Longhorns pledge completed 20-of-31 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns in the 26-25 victory that snapped a two-game losing streak in the rivalry game dubbed The Battle of the Lakes.
“It’s okay,” Card said, according to the Austin-American Statesman. “It’s definitely not the news that I wanted to hear, but I’m just going to focus on getting better now. At least I ended on a memorable game.”
During a Tuesday media availability, Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger offered a message to Card.
Sam Ehlinger with a heartfelt message to Lake Travis QB Hudson Card:— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) October 15, 2019
“I feel for him. The bond you have with your brothers in high school is unlike anything else.”
“He also has an incredible opportunity to continue to lead those guys.” pic.twitter.com/PUqaOVzz8v
A 6’2.5, 179-pounder, Card committed to Texas in May of 2018 over more than 20 other offers, including Alabama, Michigan, and Ohio State, even though he primarily played wide receiver as a sophomore. When Card made the move back to quarterback as a junior, he was excellent, throwing for 50 touchdowns and more than 3,500 passing yards. He added 619 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground.
A consensus four-star prospect, Card is ranked as the No. 67 player nationally and the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.