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Report: Texas QB Quinn Ewers to miss 4-6 weeks with SC sprain

The redshirt freshman reportedly will be sidelined with an injury for a portion of the season.

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ESPN’s Pete Thamel is reporting that Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers will be sidelined with an SC sprain for four to six weeks after leaving Satureday’s game against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide late in the first quarter.

Ewers exited the game after a hit from Dallas Turner that forced him to land on his left shoulder.

While it looks like Ewers may have avoided an even more significant injury and will return at some point in the season, Thamel points out that the earliest possible chance for return will be against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl next month.

Bruce Feldman, however, believes Ewers might not be out as long as Thamel reports.

Either way, this certainly is disappointing news for the Longhorn program and fans, as Ewers had the Texas offense to a very fast start against the Alabama defense before having to leave the game. And it is safe to say that his injury altered how the rest of the matchup played out.

In case you missed it, this is the hit that ended Ewers’ day against the Crimson Tide.

The ball now will be in redshirt sophomore quarterback Hudson Card’s hands with Ewers out, but his status needs to be monitored as well. Card played hobbled most of the game due to a right ankle injury.

We will keep you posted as more updates come in on the Longhorn quarterback situation.