Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein left his team’s game against Oklahoma State with an apparent arm injury and does not appear likely to return.
UPDATE: Monday, November 5, at 12 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos
Kansas State fans can exhale, as it appears Collin Klein will be ready to get back on the field without missing time.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reported via Twitter that head coach Bill Snyder feels Klein is capable of playing this coming weekend.
#KansasState's Bill Snyder on QB Collin Klein: "He seems fine to me." Will he play? "I hope so."— Stefan Stevenson (@FollowtheFrogs) November 5, 2012
The Heisman hopeful's presence on the field will make the Wildcats a large favorite to stay undefeated against TCU.
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UPDATE: Sunday, November 4, at 6:05 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford
According to Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel, the concern for Klein regards his head:
Source: KState's Collin Klein was taken out Saturday over concerns of a possible concussion. Didn’t know he just scored TD. Story coming— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) November 4, 2012
A head injury could leave Klein's status up in the air for the next game or two, which will obviously impact the Wildcats.
Keep an eye out for more updates concerning the Heisman Trophy contender.
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UPDATE: Sunday, November 4, at 12:20 a.m. ET by Ben Chodos
Collin Klein's status for next week is still uncertain.
The Associated Press' Dave Skretta reported via Twitter that Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder did not give any indication whether or not the star quarterback will return to the field against TCU next Saturday.
Bill Snyder unsure of Collin Klein's status for next week's game.— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) November 4, 2012
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The Associated Press’ Dave Skretta noted the injury via Twitter.
Collin Klein without helmet. Patted on shoulder as trainer walked away. Right hand? Doesn't look like he's going back in anytime soon.— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) November 4, 2012
Klein was having the type of performance that has come to define his season. He had completed 16-of-22 passes for 245 yards while also running for 64 yards and a touchdown on 17 attempts.
As a constant threat with both his arm and his legs, Klein has become the frontrunner to win this year’s Hesiman Trophy as he has led Kansas State to an undefeated record and the No. 2 spot in the BCS Standings.
Klein left the game in the third quarter after scoring his only touchdown of the game and was replaced by freshman Daniel Sams. The score gave the Wildcats a commanding 21-point lead.
There is no overstating how massive of a blow this would be to Kansas State if the injury turns out to be serious.
Klein entered the game with a 70.9 completion percentage on his passes. He had gained 1,630 yards while throwing 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
But he has been equally as effective as a rusher, gaining 634 yards on 122 attempts (5.2 yards per carry) while scoring an incredible 16 touchdowns.
These are remarkable numbers and Klein has been the driving force behind Kansas State’s incredible season. While head coach Bill Snyder certainly has talent at other positions on both sides of the ball, his team is all too ordinary without its senior quarterback.
Check back to this page for updates on his condition going forward.
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