Texas A&M QB Haynes King out several weeks with fractured ankle

Haynes King, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
Haynes King, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) /

The Texas A&M football team will have to adjust to life without Haynes King for several weeks.

Texas A&M football player Haynes King fractured his ankle in the Aggies’ narrow neutral-site victory over the Colorado Buffaloes last weekend.

King exited the game in Denver and was seen on the Mile High sidelines in street clothes, on crutches and in a walking boot. While head coach Jimbo Fisher provided an update after the game, we all had a feeling King did indeed break his ankle. Per On3’s Matt Zenitz and Gerry Hamilton, King is expected to be out for the Aggies until the middle of October at the very least.

This means Zach Calzada will be the Aggies starting quarterback for the next several weeks.

Haynes King injury update: Aggies QB out with fractured ankle until mid-October

If we want to take the potential mid-October return date for King as gospel, this means he will miss the Aggies’ next five games. While Texas A&M should have no issues vs. New Mexico at home on Saturday, the Aggies begin SEC play the following week with their annual neutral-site game vs. old Southwest rival Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. After that, it gets tough.

No, King is not going to be available for the Aggies’ biggest game of the season when the juggernaut Alabama Crimson Tide come to town on Oct. 9. This game could potentially decide who represents the SEC West in Atlanta in a few weeks. Texas A&M fell outside of the top five in the latest AP Top 25 poll to No. 7 after nearly being upset by Colorado in Denver during last weekend.

For now, Fisher and the rest of the Aggies must put their faith in Calzada with King on the mend.

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