Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger left the game on Saturday against the Iowa State Cyclones after re-injuring a right shoulder injury late in the second half, according to multiple reports.
Official word from #Texas is Sam Ehlinger is being evaluated for a shoulder injury. Return is “questionable at this point.”#HookEm— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) November 18, 2018
The injury occurred just seconds before halftime, as Ehlinger scrambled for 13 yards to Iowa State’s five-yard line before a jarring hit knocked the ball loose, and more notably, Ehlinger left the game and did not return, though he did lobby head coach Tom Herman to play in the second half.
An X-ray revealed that Ehlinger did not suffer a fracture, but he will have an MRI on Sunday to determine the extent of the injury, which was caused when the face mask of an Iowa State defender hit his previously injured shoulder.
Ehlinger told Herman that his shoulder felt weak on throws any longer than 10 or 15 yards, but said that he could play in the game.
So get ready for a week of updates and speculations about the status of Ehlinger’s right shoulder with the season finale in Lawrence looming next Friday.