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Texas A&M Will Have To Replace Its QB, Here’s What it Could Mean For SEC Play

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Texas A&M starting quarterback Haynes King will miss time after suffering a crack in his lower leg, coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday.

ESPN reports that Fisher declined to give a timeline for King’s return.

“I’m not a doctor, and I’m not going to say,” he said.

King, a redshirt freshman, started the Aggies’ first two games this season. He suffered the injury during the first quarter of Saturday’s 10-7 win over Colorado, the article states.

King has completed 22-of-35 pass attempts this season for 300 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions this season.

Sophomore quarterback Zach Calzada played the rest of the game in King’s place, where he completed 18-of-39 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran for 28 yards on seven carries, per ESPN.

Fisher said they “feel comfortable” moving forward with Calzada at quarterback.

“I feel like we’ve still got a great quarterback in Zach Calzada and feel very comfortable with him doing things, especially after watching him and the character he grew up with in that football game to come back and make the plays he had to make at the end of that game for us to have a chance to win,” Fisher said. “Very proud of him and the guys around him.”Β 

No. 7 Texas A&M hosts New Mexico on Saturday before the Aggies begin SEC play against No. 20 Arkansas, Mississippi State and No. 1 Alabama.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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