Even though Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher stated that starting quarterback Max Johnson, who sustained an apparent rib injury in the Aggies 38-35 loss to Ole Miss last weekend, is set to play vs. Mississippi State on Saturday night, trusting Fisher’s word may not be enough to garner confidence that Johnson is healthy enough to see the field.
For reference, after a rumor regarding Johnson’s rib injury made its way through social media just a day after the Ole Miss loss, Fisher surprisingly revealed that the veteran signal-caller was injured but would not miss any playing time during his annual Monday press conference.
Fast forward to Wednesday, Fisher stated that Johnson had been practicing during the week, which solidified that Max would start against the Bulldogs, Right? Well, Friday’s reveal from TexAgs Executive Editor Billy Liucci stated on TexAgs Radio that he does not expect Johnson to suit out on Saturday. At the same time, star wide receiver Evan Stewart is doubtful to play.
However, starting cornerbacks Tyreek Chappell and Deuce Harmon have practiced all week and are slated to return. Again, if Max Johnson cannot go, former Fresno State quarterback Jaylen Henderson, who only has one career pass attempt, will start in his place. Buckle up, folks.
Texas A&M will return to Kyle Field to take on Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm. CT. The game will air on ESPN2.