McCoy Should Be Ready for the Bowl Game

Texas QB Colt McCoy is expected to be available for Texas' bowl game, a source close to the situation told Inside Texas.

The RS-freshman sustained a severe pinched nerve in his neck on the final drive of Texas' 12-7 loss to Texas A&M Friday. He sustained the injury when he was hit after an incomplete pass and was carted off the field for precautionary reasons. Colt McCoy was taken to an Austin hospital for tests and released that same day.

"We did an X-Ray, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Cat Scan and none of the tests showed any structural damage to his neck or shoulder," said Longhorn Team Orthopedic Surgeon Carey Windler in a statement.

UT's Athletic Trainer Kenny Boyd said he expected McCoy to have a "full recovery", although he did not set an immediate time frame for recovery.

Texas is expected to play in either the Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Florida) or Cotton Bowl (Dallas) on New Years Day, but could drop to the Alamo Bowl (San Antonio) depending upon the outcome of Big 12 and Big East conference championship games.

McCoy finished the regular with a No. 5 national passer rating (164.1), throwing for 2,262 yards on 191-of-278 passes and 27 TDs against seven INTS.

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