Quinn Ewers could miss a few weeks with clavicle sprain

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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We got the injury update after the game from Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers suffered a clavicle sprain to his non-throwing shoulder. Sarkisian announced the injury news in the postgame press conference.

Ewers suffered this shoulder injury in the first quarter of this eventual loss to legendary head coach Nick Saban and the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Ewers was slow to get up after that injury, and he would head to the locker room soon after that play.

The play that caused the shoulder injury to Ewers was a hit from sophomore Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner. Turner caught Ewers while he was at least a few inches in the air and brought him down to the ground pretty hard with his full body mass getting him to the ground.

According to the NIH, the lowest grade of a shoulder sprain can take a couple of weeks to heal. Here’s more on that from the NIH relating to clavicle sprains.

Texas football QB Quinn Ewers could miss at least a few weeks with clavicle sprain, depending on results from further evaluation

"The prognosis for sternoclavicular injuries is generally favorable. In sprains or grade I injuries, the ligamentous structures are intact, and patients will make a full recovery in 1 to 2 weeks."

Yet, if this is even a grade two sprain, it could hold Ewers out for at least twice as long. And a piece from Burnt Orange Nation after the game indicated that Ewers could miss anywhere between one and eight weeks, putting his recovery timeline in a questionable space right now.

Without speculating too much on the timeframe of this recovery, Sark mentioned in his postgame press conference that there will be further evaluated on the severity of Ewers’ shoulder injury to find a true recovery timeline for the freshman quarterback.

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Texas now holds a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) following this tough last-second loss to Alabama at home on Sep. 10, by the final score of 20-19. Next up for Sark and the Longhorns is a meeting with the UTSA Roadrunners at home on Sep. 10 to cap the non-conference schedule this season.