Texas A&M's offense suffered a major setback early in the first quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon in Denver, when starting quarterback Haynes King was forced to exit the game due to a lower-body injury.
On Monday, the worst-case scenario for the Aggies was confirmed, with King being diagnosed with a broken tibia bone in his right leg, and being ruled out until further notice, A&M coach Jimbo Fisher announced on Monday.
"I'm not a doctor and I'm not gonna say when," Fisher said Monday on King's return. "When you heal, you heal. When you're healed, you're healed and we would never play him before in any way, shape or form before that."
The injury occurred early on the Aggies' second drive on a third and 6, as King kept the ball on of a zone-read play in Colorado territory.
King was stopped short of the first down and thrown to the ground. He was slow to get up before hobbling to the sideline on his own power. He was eventually taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
King would later be ruled out for the remainder of the game by the Texas A&M medical staff.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Zach Calzada entered the game as his replacement, giving him his first meaningful regular-season action of the young season for Texas A&M.
Calzada competed throughout spring and fall camps for the starting position, with King edging him out before the season opener.
Calzada is now set to start in the Aggies' next tilt at Kyle Field against New Mexico, with the SEC opener looming on September 25 in Arlington against No. 20 Arkansas.
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