The Texas A&M football team has been underperforming offensively through no fault of their own. It’s hard to put the entirety of the blame on the quarterback situation, but starter Haynes King has been out for nearly the entire season — an already-inexperienced unit never stood a chance.
After being knocked out early in the Aggies’ second game of the season against Colorado, King would be replaced by Zach Calzada. Later in the day, King would come back onto the field in a boot, signifying that he was done for the day.
We’d quickly learn that he suffered a fracture in his leg, which would require surgery. This would keep him out of football until “mid-October,” which is the only clear return date that we’ve been given to this point. That said, we have received other updates.
An on-field video of Haynes King gave Texas A&M football fans an idea
For example, we got this video via The Eagle’s Travis Brown of Haynes King on the sideline with crutches on to replace the scooter that he has been using.
This could be a sign that he’s progressing well in terms of his recovery or it could just be a sign of the fact that he’s tired of wheeling around in a scooter — either way, it can’t be a bad thing.
But this isn’t the only update that we’ve gotten.
Texas A&M football HC Jimbo Fisher has hinted to the fact that he could return sometime soon
Jimbo Fisher brought up Haynes King in his weekly press conference, noting that King is updating on the game plan each week. Here’s what he said via TexAgs on Twitter.
This is the most recent update that we have gotten straight out of Jimbo Fisher’s mouth. That said, it’s more optimistic than it is pessimistic.
For Aggie fans that are hoping King will be able to return for the Aggies’ home game against Alabama — you’re out of luck. King is close to the hopeful end of his recovery date, but as Jimbo Fisher stated, he won’t be back in the game until he has made a full recovery.
With Texas A&M taking on ‘Bama, this is a tough look. That said, if they lose and drop to three losses on the year, there’s no reason to rush the Aggie starter back into the game. If they pull an upset and take down ‘Bama, King might be more eager to get back into the game.
We’ll have to keep waiting for new updates on this situation.