Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher offered an injury update on sophomore quarterback Conner Weigman on Wednesday: The former five-star recruit and Aggies starter at QB will miss the rest of the 2023 college football season with an unspecified lower-leg injury.
Fisher shared the update on Weigman during the weekly SEC teleconference on Wednesday. Per Chuck Dunlap of the Southeastern Conference:.
Weigman exited Saturday’s game vs. Auburn after suffering an apparent ankle injury vs. The Tigers late in the first half. He never returned to the game — he was seen limping heavily toward the locker room — and had to be replaced by backup and LSU transfer Max Johnson.
The former was more than serviceable in replacement of Weigman, completing 7 of 11 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, one of which went to his own brother, Jake Johnson. While the Aggies presumably would be in good hands with Max Johnson, it remains to be seen whether Weigman can return to play for Texas A&M’s Week 5 game vs. Arkansas in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Here’s everything you need to know about Weigman’s injury:.
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Conner Weigman injury update
Fisher on Wednesday said Weigman is finished for the season. He previously said he is “day-to-day” leading up to Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas on Saturday.
“We thought everything was fine,” Fisher said in the SEC teleconference. “They got a CAT scan, and it showed up with some things that they’ll have to go in and fix. We hate to lose Conner for our football team.”.
Fisher previously said it appeared as if Weigman would be able to return some time during the 2023 college football season.
“He’s day to day, he’s healing up,” Fisher told reporters on Monday. “A little sprain, got a little swelling, and hopefully it’ll come down. Looks like it will.”.
What is Conner Weigman’s injury?
Weigman’s injury was considered a lower leg injury when he exited last Saturday’s game vs. Auburn. On Monday, Fisher clarified that Weigman’s injury is not a high ankle sprain, (a more severe version of a typical ankle injury). Fisher also mentioned an ankle sprain when referencing Weigman’s ailment.
“If you get an ankle sprain or something like that, one day you could not be on it, the next day you could be running,” Fisher said. “That goes daily on what happens and where it goes and what the trainers say. That’s not for me.”.
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With Weigman out, Texas A&M will will once again turn to Johnson to start in his stead. The LSU transfer was efficient with limited passing attempts, completing 7 of 11 passes for 123 yards and two scores. (Weigman had completed 8 of 14 passes before he exited with a 6-3 lead).
Prior to transferring to College Station, Johnson completed 313 of 523 passes (59.8 percent) for 3,884 yards and 35 touchdowns to seven interceptions at LSU in 2020-21. He also completed 43 of 71 passes (70.1 percent) for 517 yards and three touchdowns in 2022, his first year with the Aggies.
Fisher said on Wednesday said Texas A&M was “blessed” to have Johnson in the quarterback room to take over for Weigman.
“We’re blessed to have Max Johnson and feel very confident in him, and we’re going to keep right on pace,” Fisher said on Wednesday.
That follows previous statements Fisher made of Johnson on Monday:.
“Which I’ve said you have two guys, and guys I’ve said in the beginning I felt very confident with,” Fisher said on Monday. “And what he did, he came in and played excellent football and did a great job and made plays and really led us through the game.”.
The left-handed quarterback transferred to Texas A&M from LSU prior to the 2022 season. In two seasons with the Tigers, Johnson threw for 3,884 yards and 33 touchdowns in 17 games. Johnson also started three games last season.
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This story has been updated from a previous version.