#16 Kansas’ QB Jalon Daniels left Saturday’s game against #17 TCU with just over a minute remaining in the first half after landing hard on his throwing shoulder.
Daniels was driven into the ground by TCU linebacker Jamoi Hodge after scrambling out of the pocket, landing just short of the first down marker. It was immediately clear that he was in pain, as he was writhing on the ground while being attended to by medical staff.
The mechanism of the injury is similar to what Texas QB Quinn Ewers suffered against Alabama earlier this year. He was diagnosed with an SC sprain, which is the joint where the sternum meets the clavicle. Ewers missed three weeks before making his return Saturday against Oklahoma.
If Daniels suffered a similar injury, he will likely miss a similar amount of time. But an SC sprain isn’t the only possible injury. He could be dealing with an AC sprain (where the shoulder blade (scapula) meets the collarbone (clavicle)), or a fracture in the area as well.
In the case it is an AC sprain, Daniels will likely miss anywhere from 2-6 weeks. If it is a fracture, he could miss 6-8 weeks.