Texas Tech senior quarterback Tyler Shough was carted off the field with an apparent lower-body injury, per Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Shough was attempting a pass on third down late in the first quarter against West Virginia.
Williams noted that Shough held a Guns Up hand sign as he was carted off the field. He also gave an interesting anecdote regarding the unfortunate luck Shough has suffered in the past several years.
“Tyler Shough suffered a collarbone injury two years ago in the Big 12 opener (game four) and didn’t play again, suffered another collarbone injury in the season opener last year, returned in game eight, and now has suffered a lower-leg injury in Big 12 opener (game four) today,” Williams tweeted.
Shough had completed two of his first six passes for three yards. He added 12 yards on four rushing attempts. Texas Tech trailed West Virginia 7-3 when Shough exited the game.
We’ll always care for our players.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) September 23, 2023
Shough has endured many injuries throughout his time at Oregon and Texas Tech. He’s broken his collarbone and injured his non-throwing shoulder. The 2024 NFL Draft prospect has flashed potential to be a developmental backup at the next level thanks to his excellent arm talent and athleticism.
After the game, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported that Shough broke his fibula, requiring surgery. A timetable wasn’t given for Shough’s return, but his season may be over.
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