Texas QB Sam Ehlinger out for rest of Baylor game with right shoulder injury


AUSTIN — Sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger is officially out for the rest of Saturday’s game against Baylor, per Texas officials, after sustaining a right shoulder injury early in the first quarter. Ehlinger was forced to exit the game on the opening possession.

Ehlinger came off the field with a bloody throwing hand as the Longhorns were in the midst of driving deep into Baylor territory. Junior quarterback Shane Buechele entered the game for his first appearance of the season.

Ehlinger then went into a prop-up medical tent on the sidelines before eventually heading back toward the locker room with Texas trainers for further evaluation.

Texas’ drive, meanwhile, stalled. Buechele completed 1-of-2 passes and ran for 11 yards. Freshman Cameron Dicker kicked a 40-yard field goal to put the Longhorns up 3-0 over Baylor early in the first quarter.

Later in the first half, Ehlinger reemerged from the locker room with his right hand bandaged and helmet on, but he then took it off and put on a headset. His right arm was not swaying as he walked down the sideline. It was then learned that Ehlinger was dealing with more than just a bloody hand and had a shoulder injury. 

Ehlinger was further evaluated at halftime but then officially ruled out.

Texas currently leads Baylor, 23-10, in the third quarter. The No. 9 Longhorns (5-1, 3-0 Big 12) are looking for their sixth consecutive win.

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