Sep 7, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall (4) throws during the game against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

TCU Horned Frogs QB Casey Pachall close to a return?


TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall broke his arm in three places back on September 7 during the Horned Frogs’ 38-17 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.

After the injury was evaluated, Pachall was expected to miss eight weeks. On Wednesday, the Horned Frogs gave an update on Pachall’s status.

“He had three breaks. Two of them are healed,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson told Alex Apple of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s actually going to the doctor today. There are going to have to give me a lot better information because I want to make sure he is taken care of; he’s not in harms way.”

Back in 2011, Pachall played very well, completing 228 of 343 passes for 2,921 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Last season, Pachall was suspended after receiving a DWI and attempted just 97 passes.

“The problem is not a direct it as it is catching yourself. It’s pretty hard if you’re standing back there and not catching yourself,” Patterson explained.

With Pachall out, sophomore Trevone Boykin has filled in. Boykin is 83-of-135 for 964 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions as the Horned Frogs have struggled to a 3-3 record.

The Horned Frogs will hit the road Saturday when they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys at noon EST.

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