Texas A&M first-year starting quarterback Haynes King has been ruled out for the remainder of the fifth-ranked Aggies’ game vs. Colorado on Saturday, the team announced.
King suffered an undisclosed lower-leg injury early in the first quarter, on Texas A&M’s second drive of the game. He ran right on a zone read play and was thrown down by Colorado linebacker Guy Thomas; he appeared to land awkwardly on his feet. King left the field for evaluation shortly after the injury. He returned in street clothes and on crutches, with his right foot in a boot.
He finished the day completing 1 of 2 passes for 8 yards. He also rushed once for 2 yards.
Sophomore Zach Calzada took over for King, completing 18 of 38 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown in the 10-7 victory; he also added seven rushes for 28 yards. He led both scoring drives, capped by a 41-yard field goal by Seth Small and an 18-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Spiller with 2:41 remaining in the game, respectively.
After the game, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said King will need to undergo testing to determine the severity of his injury:
Jimbo Fisher on Haynes King’s injury: “We’re still waiting. There is not a final analysis yet.”
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 11, 2021
The No. 131 player in the class of 2020, King was also 247Sports Composite’s fifth-ranked dual-threat quarterback. He completed 21 of 33 passes for 292 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions, in his season debut against Kent State.