Sam Horn worried Mizzou fans everywhere when he exited Saturday’s Tigers baseball game with an apparent arm injury. Eli Drinkwitz revealed Monday that his second-year quarterback avoided a major injury.

Drinkwitz had some fun with the situation. After saying Horn’s name, Drinkwitz paused for dramatic before saying the redshirt freshman QB, a former 4-star recruit, would be limited in practice.

“He did suffer… I don’t have the exact diagnosis in front of me, but he did suffer … a sprain and a forearm strain from a pitch that he threw on Saturday night that has been MRI’d and has been examined by not only our orthopedist but also a second opinion,” Drinkwitz told reporters. “We believe that we have that diagnosed well. There was no damage to any ligaments for you baseball guys out there, but he did suffer a forearm strain. So he probably will not throw the football tomorrow but looking forward to getting him back to football probably Thursday or Saturday.”

Horn’s importance for spring

A healthy Horn is key to making the spring practices productive for the Mizzou offense. The QB room will be back to desirable depth in the fall with the return of injured incumbent starter Brady Cook and the addition of 4-star signee Gabarri Johnson, but these 15 spring practices mean a lot to a team’s growth and development. The first- and second-string offenses need to practice with the quarterbacks who could play in a game.

Jake Garcia is a solid addition from the transfer portal, but it would have been rough having only 1 scholarship QB available for spring practice.