TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin will undergo a procedure on his left, non-throwing wrist in order to repair a broken bone, head coach Gary Patterson announced Wednesday. The star junior had an excellent 2014 campaign, but was bothered by lingering injury nearly all season. Despite the wrist issues, Boykin managed to throw for an impressive 3,901 yards, 31 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions while adding 707 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. Boykin plans to participate in a limited capacity until the final week of spring practices before undergoing the surgery.
“We’re going to make sure that gets fixed right,” Patterson said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He won’t go through the last three practices of spring, three or four. We’ll get that done so he’s ready to go come August.”
According to David Ubben of FOX Sports Southwest, Boykin is “expected to return in about five weeks and will be 100 percent in time for voluntary summer workouts.” That’s great news for Horned Frog fans and the programs hopes of winning a National Championship. As many fans may recall, TCU was one of the first teams left out of the first-ever College Football Playoff and will be looking for revenge with Boykin again at the helm.
Boykin was among the most improved quarterbacks during the 2014 season and is an early favorite for the Heisman Trophy. The Horned Frogs return many of their top offensive threats including leading running back Aaron Green and the team’s top two receivers in Josh Doctson and Kolby Listenbee. No team in the Big 12 hopes to see TCU on their schedule, but instead 12 lucky teams will take their shot at keeping up with the high scoring Horned Frog offense.
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