Texas football QB Charles Wright took first-team reps on Monday

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The injuries at the quarterback position that Texas football experienced last weekend created quite a bit of uncertainty heading into the final non-conference game of the regular season slate on Sep. 17. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian saw both redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers and junior quarterback Hudson Card experience various injury issues last weekend in the tough one-point loss to the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

Sark and the Longhorns now could be looking at a situation where Ewers and Card are out at least for the next two weeks.

We know that Ewers is likely out throughout the rest of September. Ewers suffered a sprained clavicle in the loss to Alabama. And the initial read on the recovery timeline for Ewers coming out of the weekend was that he will miss the next four-to-six weeks.

Meanwhile, Card suffered a right ankle sprain that clearly had him limping around once he took over for Ewers against Alabama. And it now appears that Card is pretty limited at practice early this week.

Texas football QB Charles Wright taking first-team practice reps this week

Justin Wells of Inside Texas mentioned on Sep. 13 that Wright took the first-team reps in practice on Sep. 12 with Card limited and getting treatment on his ankle. There was also some sentiment from Geoff Ketchum and Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods that there is a legitimate possibility of Wright starting for the Longhorns this coming weekend against the UTSA Roadrunners.

But it was pretty clear in the last couple of days that Wright is the next in line in the quarterback room after Ewers and Card. Sark mentioned in his Monday press conference on Sep. 12 that Wright was the “next man up” when Texas had another quarterback taking warm-up reps on the sideline when Card was hobbling around in the second half against Alabama.

It’s also worth noting that Chip Brown of Horns247 on Sep. 13 mentioned that both Wright and the former walk-on and freshman quarterback Cole Lourd took the practice reps on Sep. 12 in place of Card.

For now, it looks like Sark and the Longhorns staff are continuing to evaluate Card on a day-to-day basis. Sark mentioned in his Monday press conference that four of the key injured Longhorns players are being evaluated daily. I would imagine that will be the case for Card come Thursday or Friday.

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Texas is currently sporting a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) after the tough last-second loss to Alabama at home on Sep. 10. Sark, Wright, and the Longhorns are set to take on UTSA at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 17, with the kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.