Texas’ Quinn Ewers will not return to Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama after the freshman quarterback left with an apparent left shoulder injury after being pressed to the ground by Crimson Tide’s Dallas Turner .
Ewers was taken to the locker room for an X-ray after the injury in the first quarter, sources told ESPN’s Pete Thamel. He was wearing street clothes when he returned to the sidelines in the second half.
Turner was flagged for roughing up the passer after he landed on Ewers during the first quarter play, with the official saying it was because he drove Ewers into the turf.
Ewers immediately grabbed his left shoulder after the hit and stayed on the court as special assistant to head coach Gary Patterson and the coaches dealt with him. After going on the sidelines, Ewers made his way to the medical tent before then heading to the locker room with a towel over his head.
He had kept Alabama on their heels, going 9 of 12 for 134 yards, and had just completed a 46-yard pass to Xavier Worthy at the Alabama 1-yard line on the previous play.
Hudson Card relieved Ewers and Bijan Robinson scored two plays later to tie the score at 10-10 in the first game of the second quarter.
Ewers, a highly touted transfer from Ohio State, made his first college start last week against Louisiana-Monroe, going 16 of 24 for 225 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in a 52-10 win.