Baylor QB Seth Russell to have surgery today

Baylor head coach Art Briles tweeted out that QB Seth Russell will have surgery today.

The junior fractured a cervical vertebrae in the fourth quarter of a win over Iowa State Oct. 24. Russell will miss the rest of the season and could even miss spring ball.

Baylor isn’t want for talent behind Russell, inserting blue-chip freshman Jarrett Stidham. Stidham’s first start will be nest Thursday against Kansas State.

Russell threw for 2,104 yards this season, his first as a full-time starter. Baylor has raced to a 7-0 mark and No. 2 overall ranking, the highest in school history.

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