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Tom Herman: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder is ‘angry’ but MRI shows no major damage

Posted November 19th, 2018

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Texas coach Tom Herman outlined a path for quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder recovery this week that mirrored what happened earlier this season.

From Herman’s tone on the Big 12 conference call, Ehlinger sounds like someone who will play against Kansas.

“No broken bones. No separation. No ridiculous amount of damage,” Herman said. “But it’s angry. It’s upset. The joint, the shoulder, is inflamed, so he won’t throw today. Or hope is to have him throwing by tomorrow.”

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Ehlinger suffered a sprained AC joint in the first series against Baylor on Oct. 13 and missed the rest of the game. He had a light throwing schedule the following week but still started the next game against Oklahoma State.

Ehlinger aggravated the injury on a run near the goal line against Iowa State. A defender hit Ehlinger’s right shoulder squarely on that previously injured area. Ehlinger did not return to the field immediately with his teammates after halftime.

When he did, Ehlinger warmed up by throwing the ball hard and begged Herman to let him back in. By that point, Herman had turned the game over to backup quarterback Shane Buechele, who was 10-for-10 passing and led the Horns to a 24-10 win.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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