Texas A&M Football: Nick Starkel Has Surgery On Broken Ankle; Could Miss Season

The Texas A&M football team received some bad news about starting quarterback Nick Starkel.

After suffering a loss to UCLA in a game they once led 44-10, the Aggies learned that Starkel, who left the game early in the second half with a leg injury, could end up missing the remainder of the 2017 season.

Starkel was diagnosed with a broken ankle and head coach Kevin Sumlin said the signal-caller underwent surgery on Monday.

Defensive back Donovan Wilson was also injured in the game and had surgery to have a screw inserted in his left foot.

“Whether those guys will be back all year or not, I don’t know,” Sumlin said during his weekly press conference, according to ESPN.com. “But those two guys are out for a long time.”

It’s a disappointing development for the Aggies, who already have to dig deep in order to rebound from such a heartbreaking and embarrassing collapse.

If the team can’t recover, it won’t be long before Sumlin is in search of a new job.

The Aggies return to action on Saturday, Sept. 9 when they welcome Nicholls State to Kyle Field.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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