Texas Tech football’s Behren Morton to miss rest of spring practice rehabbing injury

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Quarterback Behren Morton will sit out the rest of the Texas Tech football team’s spring practices, continuing rehabilitation on the right shoulder injury he played through for much of the 2023 season.

Tech announced Morton’s ceasing participation in spring practice on Wednesday, just before the Red Raiders’ eighth of their allotted 15 sessions. The announcement said Morton was a full participant in the first six practices, most recently on Friday, and then wasn’t involved Monday in the seventh session of spring ball.

“First and foremost, if we were to play a game today, Behren Morton would be our starting quarterback,” Tech coach Joey McGuire said. “This decision was made in the best interest of Behren’s health going into next season. Behren will resume full football activities later this summer.”

Morton suffered a grade-3 AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder during the Red Raiders’ Big 12 opener Sept. 23 at West Virginia. He kept playing and finished the season with 1,757 yards and 15 touchdowns passing and eight interceptions.

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Morton was named most outstanding offensive player of the Independence Bowl, throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-14 victory over California.

Morton has said more than once, including recently, that he’s not had surgery on the shoulder.

Tech started spring practice on March 19, and Morton didn’t hide the fact the injury was not yet fully healed. He said his off-season weight training consisted of single-arm and lower-body lifts and said he was “spending hours and hours still in the training room, trying to get this thing (shoulder) healthy.”

“This offense is going to be very explosive,” he said. “Once a…

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Author : Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Publish date : 2024-04-03 21:14:00

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