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Seth Russell Suffers Leg Injury Against Oklahoma, Carted Off Field

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Seth Russell suffered a leg injury against Oklahoma. Early diagnosis is that it’s a dislocated ankle, however he is undergoing further evaluation.


Baylor Bears quarterback Seth Russell left Saturday’s game after suffering an apparent leg injury. Russell was tackled late in the third quarter by two converging Oklahoma defenders while attempting to scramble for a first down.

Players on the field immediately called for help following the play.

Per reports, Russell was diagnosed with a dislocated ankle. He was carted off the field and underwent x-rays to determine the severity of the injury and if there’s any more damage.

Baylor was trailing 35-10 to the Sooners when Russell left the game, and freshman Zach Smith stepped in as the replacement at quarterback. He rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and threw for a 62-yard touchdown shortly after filling in for the injured Russell.

Russell missed the latter half of last season after breaking a bone in his neck. He beat out Jarett Stidham for starting quarterback duties during the offseason, causing the latter to eventually transfer from Baylor. For the season, Russell has completed 55.5% of his passes for 1,978 yards and 19 touchdowns, compared to six interceptions.

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