Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers had to exit the Longhorns' 20-19 loss to Alabama in the first quarter after he landed on his left shoulder while getting hit by the Crimson Tide's Dallas Turner.
Ewers threw the ball away as Turner was approaching. Turner, who was flagged for roughing on the play, was in mid-air as Ewers threw the ball and as he went to the ground he landed on top of Ewers.
Texas QB Quinn Ewers was taken back to the locker room after taking this hit.pic.twitter.com/4d0DEDWqKJ
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Ewers immediately laid on the ground and grabbed his left arm. After he was tended to by Texas' training staff, he walked off the field as his left arm dangled from his side. Ewers soon walked to the Texas locker room with a towel over his head. Before the injury, Ewers was 9-of-12 passing for 134 yards and had looked fantastic against a very good Alabama defense.
Ewers did not play the rest of the game. He returned to the sidelines in the second half without his uniform on. Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said after the game that Ewers had been initially diagnosed with a clavicle sprain and would be examined further.
Hudson Card came into the game to replace Ewers. Just before the injury, Ewers had hit Xavier Worthy on a deep pass to set up a first and goal. The Longhorns scored on the first play of the second quarter to tie the Crimson Tide at 10-10.
The Texas offense struggled to finish off drives the rest of the game, but its defense kept the Crimson Tide bottled up and the Longhorns nearly pulled off the upset in a 20-19 thriller. Card finished the game completing 14 of 22 passes for 158 yards.
Card split time with Casey Thompson at QB for Texas in 2021. A star Texas high school QB, Ewers enrolled early at Ohio State in 2021 and transferred to UT before the 2022 season and won the starting job in fall camp. This post will be updated with more information on Ewers' status as it becomes available.