Texas football QB Quinn Ewers leaves game with shoulder injury

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Quinn Ewers, Texas Football. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /

A really unfortunate event for the new starting quarterback and Texas football redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers occurred in the first quarter against the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian saw Ewers leave the game after a hard takedown by sophomore Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner on a play near the goalline.

Ewers had to leave the field after that play. And it wasn’t too long after that Ewers was seen with a towel over his head walking to the locker room. It looks like Ewers is getting x-rays done to evaluate the initial shoulder injury.

That forced backup quarterback and junior Hudson Card into the game at the end of the first quarter. Card would take a couple of the snaps that would lead to the first touchdown of the game for the Longhorns. Star junior running back Bijan Robinson was able to get in the end zone to tie the game up with the Crimson Tide with 10 points for each team.

This is really unfortunate to see for Ewers and the Longhorns. The first-year starting quarterback was looking really good in his first couple of drives in this game. Just a couple of plays before that injury, Ewers hit star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy on a beautiful 46-yard pass that nearly went for a touchdown.

Quinn Ewers leaves Texas football vs. Alabama game with apparent shoulder injury

Prior to leaving the game, Ewers had completed nine of his 12 passing attempts, good for 134 passing yards, no passing touchdowns, and no picks.

Ewers was in rhythm with both Worthy and redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington. Worthy currently has two catches for 68 receiving yards and no touchdowns. Meanwhile, Whittington has five catches for 50 receiving yards, including two first downs.

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We will continue to monitor the Ewers injury as more news and reports come out. For the time being, Card will lead the Texas offense as we’re a few minutes into the second quarter against the Tide in Austin.