During Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, Baylor Bears quarterback Seth Russell went down with a gruesome lower leg injury. On Sunday, the university expected the news that everyone expected: the senior signal-caller will miss the remainder of the 2016 college football season after undergoing ankle surgery.
“Seth worked so hard to come back from the neck injury, and it’s not about losing the talent and production at quarterback, it’s more just like having one of your own children hurt,” acting head coach Jim Grobe said in a statement.
“It breaks your heart to see a really, really good guy get hurt like that. Just really, really sad because you love the kid so much.”
Moving forward, Baylor’s first-string quarterback will be true freshman Zach Smith.
Russell ends his 2016 campaign with 2,126 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The senior added 506 rushing yards and eight scores on the ground.
Baylor returns to action next weekend against Kansas State at home.
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