Texas A&M QB Haynes King Won't Return vs. Colorado After Apparent Leg Injury

Blake SchusterContributor ISeptember 11, 2021

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 11: Haynes King #13 of the Texas A&M Aggies warms up before playing the Colorado Buffaloes at Empower Field At Mile High on September 11, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
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No. 5 Texas A&M's starting quarterback, Haynes King, has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's contest at Colorado, according to the Fox Sports broadcast. 

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Per Fox, Texas A&amp;M has said starting QB Haynes King is out for the game with a “lower body injury." <a href="https://t.co/YZK8ssTm7E">https://t.co/YZK8ssTm7E</a>

King was injured early in the first half when he was thrown to the turf on a delayed run. He had completed one of two passes for eight yards at the time of the injury. Backup Zach Calzada entered in relief.

King, meanwhile, was spotted wearing a boot on his right leg and using crutches on the sideline. 

In Week 1, King passed for 292 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions as the Aggies won 41-10 over Kent State. That helped lift Texas A&M's title odds to +3000 (bet $100 to win $3000) at DraftKings Sportsbook heading into Week 2—though the program still found itself behind Alabama (+210), Georgia (+400), Clemson (+700), Ohio State (+700), Oklahoma (+800) and Oregon (+2000). 

Those lines were already slated to move with No. 12 Oregon's road victory at No. 3 Ohio State earlier on Saturday. It may not move as much as the Aggies would like if King remains unavailable longterm. 

Shortly after the injury, Colorado took a 7-3 halftime lead over its former Big 12 rival. 

TAMU's schedule doesn't do the team any favors, either. The Aggies face New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi State and No. 1 Alabama over the next four weeks. 

Without King healthy, Calzada, a sophomore from Sugar Hill, Georgia, is going to have to prove he can keep the offense afloat.