Johnny Manziel has gone down – and out – two weeks in a row. Last week, he went down clutching his knee on a non-contact play against Ole Miss, but quickly returned and ended up leading the Aggies on the game-winning drive. Against Auburn today, Manziel scrambled up the middle, pump-faked a linebacker into the air, and then got hit hard by two defenders. Manziel’s throwing shoulder was driven into the turf. He immediately felt something in the shoulder and grabbed it.
Manziel lay on the grass for a few moments and then went to the sideline and missed a play. It doesn’t appear he’ll be back anytime soon.
Manziel tried to attempt a pass on the sideline, but couldn’t complete the motion, shook his head and appeared to mouth, “I can’t.”
This would be a devastating injury for the Aggies, college football, and who knows, maybe even Manziel’s NFL future.
[UPDATE: Manziel is back in the bench area, throwing the football and he’s got his helmet in hand. And they’ll need him – Auburn is about to take the lead.]
Manziel’s having another strong game: 19-of-28, 352 yards and three touchdowns (also two picks). Manziel’s also rushed for 66 yards. If he’s not the Heisman Trophy leader, then he’s 2nd behind Marcus Mariota.
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