Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s status for the Longhorn’s primetime game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night could remain in limbo until late in the week.
Ehlinger suffered a separated right shoulder in the Longhorns’ Oct. 13 win over the Baylor Bears. He left after the first series, with backup Shane Buechele leading the 23-17 victory.
Ehlinger spent the Longhorns’ bye week recovering, with coach Tom Herman saying that Ehlinger is “on schedule” in his rehab and threw a Nerf football 10 times and a regular football 20 times.
“We’ve got to see if we continue to stay that way,” Herman said during the weekly Big 12 conference call on Monday. “It’s one thing to throw a ball 30 times in a training room to a trainer. It’s another thing to go out there and let the ball rip and roar in a practice.
The Longhorns will return to practice Tuesday, but Ehlinger was scheduled to throw a real ball 30 times on Monday. His status for Saturday’s 7 p.m. CT kickoff may remain uncertain until after lighter practices later in the week.
“We’ll know more (Tuesday) when we put the pads and see how he’s able to throw with shoulder pads on,” Herman said.
–Field Level Media