Westlake senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger(4) prepares for a Class 6A, Division I high school football playoff game against Converse Judson at Chaparral Stadium, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas recruit Sam Ehlinger will miss Lake Travis game; wrist injury

Posted December 1st, 2016

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The Lake Travis-Westlake playoff football game on Friday lost some of its luster when Chaparral quarterback Sam Ehlinger announced he will not play.

The Chaparral senior said he suffered a broken right wrist during Saturday’s 55-15 victory over Laredo United. He said the wrist was “smushed” when it got caught between two helmets during a routine running play on the first series of the game.

At first Ehlinger thought he simply had a bruised wrist and he continued to practice this week to prepare for the showdown against Lake Travis Friday night at Kelly Reeves Stadium.

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Ehlinger practiced again Wednesday and looked good throwing deep routes. But after complaining about pain and swelling, he had X-rays taken late Wednesday.

This marks the third major of the season for the University of Texas-bound quarterback. He had surgery for a torn meniscus after the opener against Katy. He broke his right thumb roughly a month later in a 49-7 loss to Lake Travis.

 

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