Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M Football team may not have time to settle in before Haynes King returns
As of the time that I’m writing this post, we don’t know much of anything about Haynes King’s injury. He could be back next week and he could be out for a few weeks. The following tweet is all we have via TexAgs on Twitter.
A positive is that he did originally get up immediately after the play. Outside of ACL tears, which this was obviously not, players don’t generally walk around on an injury that takes them out of the game for a significant amount of time. This points toward the fact that he may return relatively soon.
But how soon?
At some point, if this team settles in with Zach Calzada under center, King’s return will disrupt the flow of the offense, even if he’s the better player. With the Alabama game less than a month away, it’s extremely important that this team gets into a groove, especially with their rocky performances the past couple of weeks.
The primary issue here is that even if King is able to return, the Texas A&M Football coaching staff may be hesitant to involve him as much in the running game. After a scary injury like this, they have to consider the long-term future of this team.
At the end of the day, we know nothing about this situation right now other than the fact that it is not a good one. More details will develop as the week progresses and, in all likelihood, we’ll get our best insights during Jimbo Fisher’s weekly press conference on Monday.