Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sidelined after aggravating shoulder injury
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger aggravated a shoulder injury and failed to start the third quarter against Iowa State.
Ehlinger took a nasty hit to the shoulder on a scramble late in the first half and left the game. He appeared on the sideline after halftime, but was still replaced by backup Shane Buechele to start the second half.
Looked like Sam Ehlinger took a hard hit to his right shoulder at the end of the 1st half. That's certainly worth monitoring to start 2nd half.
— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 18, 2018
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger is in a team huddle with no helmet and wearing a headset. Doesn't look like he's going to play again today.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) November 18, 2018
Buechele stays in the game. Ehlinger is wearing headphones. Herman is probably OK to keep it this way, as long as this lead holds up. 4:25 left in 3Q. Texas up 17-3.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 18, 2018
With the Longhorns comfortably ahead, there didn’t seem to be much motivation to get Ehlinger back in the game, allowing him to rest and hopefully recover.
Ehlinger took a nasty injury to the same shoulder last month, but thanks to a well-timed bye week, he didn’t miss any further action. Texas has a short week as they play again Friday, which could leave the quarterback’s status in doubt, but it’s a winnable game against Kansas.