University of Texas at Austin Athletics released an official statement regarding the condition of Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy. McCoy sustained a shoulder injury during the national title football game on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Head football athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said, “Colt sustained a nerve injury involving his right shoulder that prevented him from returning to the game. The injury caused numbness and weakness in his arm that prevented him from throwing with the strength or accuracy he needed. He wanted to go back into the game but with the weakness he was having in the shoulder, we couldn’t clear him to do that.
“The weakness in his shoulder also put him at risk of greater injury. From the time of the injury, we were continually treating and re-evaluating him, but he wasn’t able to regain the strength he needed to get back on the field.”
UT Athletics does not have any additional updates at this time.