Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was diagnosed with a first-degree sprain of his throwing shoulder, the team announced Sunday.
The damage to the right shoulder was detected by an MRI exam, which confirmed Saturday’s initial prognosis.
Ehlinger was injured in the first quarter of Saturday’s 23-17 victory over Baylor.
The No. 7 Longhorns have a bye this week, which will give Ehlinger extra time to rest the shoulder. Texas plays at Oklahoma State on Oct. 27.
Ehlinger has been a standout during the team’s 6-1 start. He has completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 1,534 yards and 11 touchdowns against two interceptions. He also has rushed for six scores.
Junior Shane Buechele replaced Ehlinger and went 20-of-34 passing for 184 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the 23-17 win over Baylor.
“Shane Buechele is the most engaged, he’s the most prepared, he’s the most positive coaching backup quarterback I’ve ever been around in my life,” Longhorns coach Tom Herman said after Saturday’s game, “and I’ve been around some really good ones, really, really good ones.”
–Field Level Media