Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy made the surprising announcement Sunday that quarterback J.W. Walsh was lost for the season because of a knee injury, though Walsh’s high school coach says it’s a leg fracture and not season-ending. Whatever the case, the Cowboys have a quarterback issue at hand with season-opening starter Wes Lunt absent since last month with a knee injury of his own.
On Monday, Gundy said that Lunt will be back in the mix along with Clint Chelf to determine who will play this weekend against TCU. Lunt and Chelf will share first-team reps and a decision on who will start will be made at the end of the week. Even if Lunt does not take the field against the Horned Frogs, it’s safe to assume that a medical redshirt is all but officially off the table for the freshman.
Lunt has nearly 600 yards through the air in two games — he was injured early on against Louisiana-Lafayette — while Chelf has just eight passing attempts on the season.