McCoy: 'I'm Going to be Fine'

Texas QB Colt McCoy, injured during Texas' 45-42 loss Saturday at Kansas State, said that he's on the mend. But UT athletic trainers have not released a prognosis for his return.

"I'm going to be fine," Colt McCoy said. "We have a great staff of trainers and doctors, and I've already started working with them to get my injury taken care of. The off-week couldn't come at a better time. I'll do everything it takes to get back."

McCoy was sidelined after sustaining a stinger on Texas' first drive at Kansas State Saturday, said on Sunday. He will continue to be evaluated during the bye week.

"After the injury, Colt experienced shoulder weakness and neck pain," Longhorn athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said. "When evaluating injuries, we look for return of normal strength and a reduction of pain before putting a player back into the game. Colt wasn't released to play because his symptoms, including strength, did not improve."

McCoy had completed all four of his passes for 51 yards and led UT on a 14-play, 80-yard scoring drive that consumed 6:53 off the clock to open the game. He sustained the injury during a one-yard TD run that put the Horns on top, 7-0. The score was the 29th that McCoy has accounted for this year and is now third on the Texas' all-time single-season list. He trails only Vince Young (35 in 2005) and Chris Simms (30 in 2002).

Lombardi Award finalist OG/T Justin Blalock also suffered an injury to his left knee during the second half and did not return. He was, however, able to walk off the field without assistance

He also will continue to be evaluated as Texas prepares for its annual rivalry game with Texas A&M on Fri., Nov. 24 (11 a.m. CST). A win in that game would secure a spot in the Big 12 Championship game against North Division champion Nebraska on Sat., Dec. 2, in Kansas City.

"I'm really pleased with how hard the guys fought and never gave up on the game," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "We've been a little unfortunate with injuries this year, but we can't use that as an excuse. When Colt went down, Jevan (Snead) didn't even blink. He came in and did a terrific job."


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