Texas football QB Hudson Card ramping up practice reps

Hudson Card, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas football is trying to work through some of the worst injury luck in a good while for this program in the quarterback room. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian have three quarterbacks dealing with pretty serious injuries at the moment, including redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers and junior Hudson Card.

Last weekend, Ewers suffered a sprained clavicle on a hit from sophomore Alabama edge rusher Dallas Turner around the end of the first quarter. The initial prognosis on the Ewers injury is that he will miss four-to-six weeks. But it appears that the optimistic outlook for him is a possible return by Oct. 8, when Texas takes on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game.

Meanwhile, Card suffered a right ankle sprain in Texas’ loss to Alabama on Sep. 10. After taking a big hit on a sack, Card was clearly hobbled on that right foot in the second half. But he fought through the ankle injury to keep the Longhorns neck and neck with the Tide until the very end.

It looks like Texas is treating Card’s ankle injury day-to-day. And we don’t have a definitive word yet as to whether he will be the starting quarterback for Sep. 17’s showdown at home against the UTSA Roadrunners.

On Sep. 12, we heard that redshirt freshman quarterback Charles Wright took most of the first-team reps in practice while Card was getting treatment for his right ankle.

Texas football QB Hudson Card gets more reps at practice on Tuesday

Although, it does sound like Card was more active in practice on Sep. 13. A report from Chip Brown of Horns247 on Sep. 14 (paid content) indicates that Card took more reps in practice on Sep. 13 than he did the previous day. But it still sounds like he was limited in practice on Tuesday.

Wright is still taking a lot of the first-team quarterback reps while Card is recovering from the ankle sprain. And whether Card is able to start for the Longhorns against UTSA this coming weekend is something that is likely still being evaluated, and will continue to be for the next couple of days.

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Texas heads into the matchup against UTSA this coming weekend with a record of 1-1 (0-0 Big 12) after the tough one-point last second loss to Alabama at home on Sep. 10. Sark and the Longhorns are set to kickoff against UTSA at home at Darrell. K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 17 at 7 p.m. CT.