TCU QB Trevone Boykin (wrist) to miss final week of spring practices
TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday that quarterback Trevone Boykin plans to undergo a procedure in April to fix a fracture in his left, non-throwing wrist, according to a report from David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest. Boykin will miss the final three spring practices as a result, the report says.
Boykin is expected to be ready for voluntary summer training, according to the report.
"We're going to make sure that gets fixed right," Patterson told reporters while previewing spring practice, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He won’t go through the last three practices of spring, three or four. We'll get that done so he's ready to go come August."
TCU begins spring practice on Saturday and hosts its spring game on April 10.
As a junior, Boykin finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting after throwing for a school-record 3,901 yards. He added 33 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions and also rushed for 707 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Horned Frogs narrowly missed out on the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff, finishing No. 6 in the rankings. They went 12-1 overall, including a 42-3 defeat of Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.
TCU opens the 2015 season Sept. 3 at Minnesota.
- Mike Fiammetta