Baylor quarterback Seth Russell is expected to miss the rest of the season after severely dislocating his left ankle during Saturday’s 45-24 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma.
Replays of the gruesome injury showed his foot pointing straight to the side instead of forward.
“The good news is that I think he'll heal up just fine, but the bad news is that I don’t think he'll get back this year,” acting Baylor coach Jim Grobe said. “Just really, really sad because you love the kid so much.”
You hate it for a guy like Seth because he’s such a good guy. It’s more unfortunate because he had the neck injury last year.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield
Russell missed much of last season after breaking a bone in his neck.
“You hate it for a guy like Seth because he’s such a good guy,” Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said. “It’s more unfortunate because he had the neck injury last year. Like I said, you hate it for a guy like that, but he’s going to handle it really well. He always does. That’s how he handles everything.”
Russell was carted off with 5:48 remaining in the third quarter, with Baylor trailing 35-10. Players from both teams went over to comfort him, and the crowd cheered for him as he was driven off the field in a cart.
Freshman Zach Smith stepped in and completed 6 of 15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.
“He’s really disappointed that Seth got hurt, there’s no question about it,” Grobe said. “At the same time, it’s his opportunity to step up, and he should be excited about that.”