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Big 12


Football: McCoy's stinger gets time to heal

Web Posted: 11/12/2006 10:35 PM CST

Jeff McDonald
Express-News Staff Writer

AUSTIN — Texas quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a stinger injury to his neck and shoulder in the No. 11 Longhorns' 45-42 loss at Kansas State on Saturday, UT officials said Sunday.

McCoy's status for UT's game Nov. 24 against Texas A&M remains in doubt, though early signs are promising.

The type of injury McCoy incurred — a pinched nerve, in layman's terms — is considered to be minor, and he will have nearly two weeks to heal.

"The off week couldn't come at a better time," McCoy said.

McCoy's mother, Debra, who earlier in the day confirmed the nature of her son's injury, said she was optimistic he could return to practice soon.

"I'm hoping it will only be two or three days," Debra McCoy said.

McCoy, a redshirt freshman and a leading candidate for Big 12 player of the year, was injured on a 1-yard touchdown sneak that capped UT's first drive of the game.

Freshman Jevan Snead took over for McCoy. He completed 13 of 30 passes for 190 yards and was sacked five times in the loss, which knocked UT from the top 10 for the first time since November 2003.