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Tom Herman Issues Sam Ehlinger Injury Update

Sam Ehlinger of Texas attempts to throw a pass

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

If there was a time for a Sam Ehlinger injury to occur, this wasn't the worst one. Texas football is on bye this week, ahead of an Oct. 27 game in Stillwater against Oklahoma State.

Ehlinger went down with a shoulder issue during Texas' tight win over Baylor last weekend.

He was 4-for-5 in the game for 35 yards before leaving the contest. Shane Buechele came in and threw for 184 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the 23-17 win.

After the game, it was revealed that Ehlinger suffered a "grade 1 shoulder sprain." Texas aims to have him back for the Oklahoma State game.

On Tuesday, head coach Tom Herman issued an update on the Sam Ehlinger injury.

From Burnt Orange Nation:

“Sam is progressing. Pretty much right on schedule,” Herman said. “Three treatments a day. Pain is way down. Range of motion is up.”

That is good news, with the week off for the Longhorns.

Ehlinger has thrown for 1,534 yards, 11 touchdowns, and just two interceptions on the year. He is posting career highs in completion percentage (65.7) and yards per attempt (7.41) on the year.

In the huge win over Oklahoma, Ehlinger threw for a season-high 314 yards and two touchdowns. He has not thrown an interception since the season-opening loss to Maryland.

[Burnt Orange Nation]