We all held our breaths as Texas A & M’s starting QB Haynes King hobbled off the field in the first quarter on Saturday, and it didn’t get any better when he came out of the locker room with walking boots and crutches. On Monday morning we received the news that many feared that King had broken an ankle and that, according to Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports, he would be out for several weeks.
From @HamiltonESPN and me, per source: Texas A&M, who starts QB Haynes King, suffered a fractured ankle in the team’s win against Colorado on Saturday. Was operated on yesterday and is expected to be out until at least mid-October. https://t.co/WtQa76FmWV
– Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) September 13, 2021
King won the starting job through Redshirt student Zach Calzada in fall camp and, despite some fluctuation issues, showed some elite flashes at the season opener against Kent State and wowed many of his potential both at College Station and nationally. But the Aggies will now turn to Calzada to stabilize the ship and hopefully help this team reach their potential in a highly anticipated 2021 season.
Calzada certainly took his lumps against Colorado, often saw no open receivers and in general simply did not move the A&M offensive through much of the game with any consistency. But he seemed to settle in in the fourth quarter and find out a few things by passing 8-fo-14 for 118 yards, including the game-winning touchdown to get A&M over the top. He played well when it counted and he will be looking to get extra reps and confidence this week against New Mexico before the SEC list begins on September 25 against the Arkansas Razorbacks.