Johnny Manziel has vaulted to the top of Heisman Trophy consideration in his first year as Texas A&M's starting quarterback, but his incredible run may have taken a tragic turn Saturday versus the Missouri Tigers.
UPDATE: Saturday, November 24, 8:05 p.m. ET, by Sam Westmoreland
Well, it appears this was little more than a scare for Aggies fans, as Johnny Football is prepped to make his triumphant return, according to ESPN's Bryan Fisher:
However, odds are good that the freshman QB isn't completely healthy, and if he takes a couple more hits there, things could get bad again. Ultimately, though, Manziel's return has to be good news for fans terrified that his electric freshman season was coming to an untimely end.
ESPN's David Pollack had the news:
Johnny Football just twisted his knee, looked kind of serious. The heisman in the balance.— David Pollack(@davidpollack47) November 25, 2012
Manziel hadn't thrown a touchdown before going down in the game, but he's been absolutely electrifying this season. With 3,000-plus passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns, he's latched onto Kevin Sumlin's throw-happy system.
He's also used his legs to run for 1,000-plus yards and 17 touchdowns.
Anyone who has caught one of Johnny Football's games knows how special this kid is. He's led the Aggies to nine wins, beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa and has turned heads wherever he goes.
Hopefully this isn't serious, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
Stay tuned for updates.