Texas A&M Football Star QB Sidelined for 2-4 Weeks
UPDATE: The original source for this piece followed up by expressing this. Maybe Weigman will be back even sooner than we think.
UPDATE 2: Jimbo Fisher has commented that Conner’s injury is “not a high ankle sprain.” So maybe we know less than we thought we did!
UPDATE 3: Well… looks like he’s out for the season.
Late in the first half against the Auburn Tigers, a struggling offense for Texas A&M football was backed up against their own goal line. The Tiger defense sent a pressure towards the Aggie OL, and a free rusher came through the line with an open shot on star sophomore Conner Weigman. Conner was able to get the ball off in time, but he sustained a ferocious hit to his midsection. His ankle appeared to be caught underneath him as he was jarred backwards, and he came up limping. He stayed in the game for one more play before exiting as the punting unit came on for the Aggies.
Concerningly, it was at this point—with just under 5 minutes left in the half—that Weigman began walking to the locker room. He was clearly hobbled, and the sideline reporter for ESPN, Kris Budden, remarked on how much he seemed to be in pain.
Even though the Aggies won the game, every Texas A&M football fan has been waiting with bated breath to see the extent of Conner Weigman’s injury. AggiesToday, a reporter with many sources close to the team, has announced that it is indeed a high ankle sprain, and Weigman will miss 2-4 weeks.
This is certainly not the worst injury that we’ve ever seen, but the timing is definitely poor for this Texas A&M football squad. Alabama rolls into town in two weeks, and it seems at the current moment that Weigman will be unavailable for that contest.
Jimbo Fisher, at his Monday press conference, characterized the injury as “day-to-day.”
I have faith in Max Johnson and the ability he showed to run this offense under new OC Bobby Petrino. He’ll have a weekend to warm up against the poor pass defense of the Arkansas Razorbacks before returning home to face the Tide.
Here’s hoping for an even speedier recovery for Conner than the current timeline would indicate. Get well soon, Conner!