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Test confirms sprained shoulder for Texas QB Ehlinger

October 14, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Follow-up tests Sunday confirmed Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a sprained throwing shoulder.

Ehlinger left the Longhorns’ 23-17 win over Baylor on Saturday on Texas’ first possession of the game and did not return. He had taken a couple of hits on runs on the Longhorns’ opening drive. Shane Buechele passed for 184 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas to the win.

Texas officials said an MRI exam confirmed the initial sprain diagnosis. Ehlinger will rest his shoulder this week as No. 7 Texas (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) has an open date and doesn’t play again until Oct. 27 at Oklahoma State.

Ehlinger has passed for 1,534 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 230 yards and six touchdowns while taken every snap of the season until he got hurt. He hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 168 pass attempts, a school record.

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