Quinn Ewers injury update: Texas star QB to travel, dresses for Week 4 game at Texas Tech

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Texas quarterback Quinn Evers will be in uniform this week for the No. 22 Longhorns, who travel to face Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener for both teams, coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday. SC sprained the joint in a loss against No. 2 Alabama two weeks after Ewers returned to uniform, but Sarkisian did not reveal whether the redshirt freshman will be ready against the Red Raiders.

Backups Hudson Card and Malik Murphy also practiced this week, giving the Longhorns full quarterback room for the first time in weeks after dealing with health issues early in the season.

Evers went down long after a late tackle by Crimson Tide linebacker Dallas Turner. Initial reports had Ewers potentially up to six weeks; However, prognosis has steadily improved after injury. The Statesman Evers, who was on the field during warm-ups Saturday before the Longhorns’ game with UTSA, said he will be back “much sooner than people expect.”

If Evers plays this week, it will be a huge advantage for the Longhorns. The Southlake (Texas) Carroll product had an incredible first quarter against Alabama, completing 9 of 12 passes for 134 yards before the injury. His numbers would have been even better had it not been for receiver Xavier Worthy’s brutal 35-yard plunge into the end zone.

The Card was uneventful for the Longhorns in a 41-20 win over UTSA. He completed 15 of 23 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, but Evers struggled to boast the explosive playmaking he flashed in his first two starts.

Texas opens Big 12 play against Texas Tech on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, Sarkisian’s first trip to Lubbock. Ironically, Texas Tech reported Made a strong pitch Ewers included comments from NFL star Patrick Mahomes during his transfer recruiting process, but the former No. 1 recruit ultimately opted to join a flagship program in Austin.

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