There is good and bad news for Baylor quarterback Seth Russell.
The good news is that football isn’t over. The bad news is that he won’t be playing for “at least” the rest of this season, according to a report from ABC 30.
This past Saturday, Baylor’s Heisman-hopeful quarterback suffered a neck injury during his team’s 45-27 victory over Iowa State.
According to ABC 30, the 6’3,” 220-pound junior fractured a bone in his neck and consulted on Monday with a specialist.
Bears coach Art Briles has named Jarrett Stidham as Russell’s successor. Stidham, of Stephenville, Texas, is a former 4-star recruit who initially committed to Texas Tech.
RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Seth Russell reportedly out for season. Jarrett Stidham (fr.) likely successor. Stidham: 24-of-28, 6 pass TD, 1 rush TD…
— Michael Rathburn (@FantasyRath) October 26, 2015
— David Barron (@dfbarron) October 26, 2015
Prior to his injury, Russell had thrown 2,104 yards, 29 touchdowns and just interceptions. Needless to say, Russell had been an important part of Baylor’s surge to No. 2 in the Associated Press Poll.
The Bears (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) play Kansas State (4-3, 0-3) on Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas–an incredibly trying environment, especially for a freshman quarterback such as Stidham.