TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is going to sit out the final week of spring practice so he can get a head start on strengthening the left wrist that was injured late in the season last year.
“We’re going to make sure that gets fixed right,” coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday, speaking to reporters to preview spring practice. He did not use the word surgery. “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.”
Patterson said Boykin hurt a small bone in the wrist. He called it “a five-week process” to get the wrist ready. Boykin fell on his left wrist on a run out of bounds in the Kansas State game.
TCU starts spring practice on Saturday. The 15 practices end with a spring game on April 10, although Boykin won’t play in it. Patterson had said on National Signing Day that Boykin likely would not go through all of the spring work.
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“That puts him by the end of May where he can have a great June and July,” Patterson said. “He gets eight weeks, gets a cycle of lifting, gets himself ready to do the things he needs to do.”
Boykin threw for a school-record 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns and rushed for 707 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior during TCU’s 12-1 season. He finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
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