4 key Texas football players injured vs. Alabama

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Quinn Ewers, QB

The injury we all know about at this point came when sophomore Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner brought Ewers to the ground hard on a pass play in the red zone near the end of the first quarter. It was evident right after that hit that Ewers was hurting. He didn’t get up right away and it was clear that this shoulder injury could be significant.

Ewers wound up suffering a clavicle sprain that will keep him out for the next four-to-six weeks.

The good news surrounding this injury is that Ewers hurt his non-throwing shoulder. He still sounds like he is experiencing a lot of pain, but the fact that he didn’t sprain his non-throwing shoulder is at least some type of positive outcome from this otherwise negative news.

Yet, it is just really unfortunate that Ewers got hurt after looking so good against this talented Alabama defense while taking on the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in star quarterback Bryce Young. Ewers had completed nine of his 12 passing attempts for 134 yards, no touchdowns, and no picks.

The best throw on the day from Ewers was likely that beautiful 46-yard deep ball that went to star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy.

Moreover, the outlook now for Ewers is that he could be back as soon as the Red River Rivalry game against the Oklahoma Sooners in Dallas on Oct. 8. But if he is out for closer to six weeks, that could mean that he’s not taking starting live-game reps for Texas again until early November.

We will be monitoring this one very close as we’re probably going to get an update from Sark on Ewers’ injury during one of his press conferences in the coming week. The next press conference for Sark is set to come on Sep. 12.