The hits just keep on rolling in for the Auburn Tigers, especially at the quarterback position. After a report earlier this week that starter T.J. Finley would miss Saturday’s SEC opener against Missouri, it appears that Zach Calzada will also be out. Although his prognosis is much longer.
According to On3, Calzada will require surgery on his non-throwing shoulder effectively ending his season.
The sophomore quarterback transfer from Texas A&M plans to schedule a second surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in the coming weeks. The procedure will take place in the coming weeks. Calzada will apply for a medical redshirt and if granted, will still have three years of eligibility remaining.
It was a difficult decision for Calzada, sources around the Auburn program tell Auburn Live. The redshirt sophomore competed for the quarterback position, remained prepared to play, as head coach Bryan Harsin said on Wednesday, and was available to play since the season started nearly one month ago.
Until the surgery, Calzada will continue his work on the scout team and helping prepare the Tigers’ defense.
This news involving Calzada leaves former Oregon Ducks transfer Robby Ashford and true freshman Holden Geriner as the lone healthy scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. We could get a glimpse of the future on the Plains a lot sooner than expected.
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 18:01:44
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