The Texas A&M Aggies are coming off of a hard-fought loss to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, a game in which they had control of until Hesiman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel was forced from the game temporarily with a shoulder injury.
His brief exit allowed Auburn to rally behind the play of QB Nick Marshall in the fourth quarter, and ultimately hand the Aggies their second loss of the season.
That was a painful one for more reasons than one. It knocked the Aggies out of National Championship contention. It also likely knocked them out of the SEC West division race, which means they won’t be going to Atlanta to battle for the SEC Championship.
And now word is coming out that Manziel’s injury may be more serious than originally thought. Wide receiver Mike Evans revealed today that Johnny was in a sling during Monday’s practice.
If Manziel were to miss any significant amount of time, the Aggies could quickly find themselves going from a National Title contender entering the season, to a lower-tier bowl team when the regular season is over.
CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman is reporting that Manziel is out of his sling and expected to play this week.