Jimbo Fisher comments on Haynes King injury, discusses new backup QB situation
Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies are dealing with a tough situation at quarterback, as starter Haynes King went down with an injury early in Saturday’s game at Colorado.
Zach Calzada led the Aggies on a late scoring drive to escape with a 10-7 victory, but he’ll need to play better moving forward.
And it sounds like he’ll be playing for a while. On Monday, Fisher said King had a surgery to fix a crack in his lower leg. He didn’t put a timeline on King’s return to play:
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher says QB Haynes King had surgery on a "crack in his lower leg." Surgery went as well as it could. Doesn't put a timeline on King's return. "When you heal, you heal," Fisher says.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 13, 2021
As for the Aggies’ backup QB battle behind Calzada, Fisher said Eli Stowers and Blake Bost are filling that role:
As far as A&M's backup QB goes now, Jimbo Fisher says Eli Stowers has always taken QB reps, despite spending time at TE. Freshman walk-on Blake Bost "will be in there, too."
— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) September 13, 2021
Hopefully Calzada stays healthy as he fills in for King. We’ll have to wait and see how long King remains out recovering from his surgery.