Big 12 Football: TCU WR Quentin Johnston doubtful to return vs. Baylor

Quentin Johnston, Big 12 football Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Quentin Johnston, Big 12 football Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

It looks as if the ankle injury that has bugged one of the top wide receivers in the Big 12 football conference continues to linger as the No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs take on the unranked Baylor Bears in Waco on the afternoon of Nov. 19. Star junior TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston came up hobbled in the second half against Baylor in Week 12, which looked to be the same bad ankle he’s dealt with for the last few weeks.

This is probably the same ankle that kept Johnston out of most of the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Fort Worth two weeks ago. The ankle issue also created some concerns regarding his status for TCU when they faced the Texas Longhorns and West Virginia Mountaineers in the last few weeks.

Moreover, Johnston looked to make it through the first half of the game against Baylor this weekend without much of an issue. He caught four passes for 48 receiving yards and no touchdowns as he was a problem for Baylor’s secondary in the first half.

But the same injury reared its ugly head for Johnston in the second half on Nov. 19. Late in the third quarter, it looked like that ankle was bothering Johnston on the sideline again.

Star Big 12 football WR Quentin Johnston “doubtful” for TCU vs. Baylor with ankle injury

And the announcers for the TCU-Baylor game mentioned early in the fourth quarter that Johnston will be “doubtful to return” down the stretch.

Multiple reports confirmed what the announcers had to say regarding the status of Johnston and that lingering ankle injury in the second half.

Momentum started to swing completely in Baylor’s favor around halfway through the second half of this rivalry game in Week 12. Johnston’s injury didn’t help anything as the TCU offense started to stall out on a few drives late in the third quarter and early in the fourth.

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TCU is trying to hold onto an undefeated 10-0 record against its rival, 6-4 Baylor, on Nov. 19. A little more than halfway through the fourth quarter, the Horned Frogs are trying to comeback, down 28-20 on the road against the Bears.