Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers might return before anticipated. According to Brian Davis of the Austin-American Statesman, Ewers could return, “far sooner than people expect.”
The above prognosis makes one wonder if that return could come this week against Texas Tech. Ewers was originally expected to be back for Texas’ annual Red River Shootout with Oklahoma. There are only two games between now and then for the Longhorns. They face Texas Tech and West Virginia next.
On top of all that, Ewers didn’t look like a quarterback with a severe shoulder injury in warmups on Saturday prior to the UTSA game. He did favor his shoulder, perhaps to minimize pain. Even so, he was able to make accurate throws and run without noticeable pain in his arm swing.
Ultimately, Texas should not be in any rush to play Ewers. They can win with Hudson Card. However, if the injury isn’t as severe as originally thought or there’s no further damage to be made, bringing Ewers back soon is a viable option.