Gary Patterson had feared that the injury his starting quarterback suffered Saturday was significant. Unfortunately for the TCU head coach, his diagnosis was spot on.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Casey Pachall will miss at least the next eight weeks due to an injury suffered in the Horned Frogs’ win over Southeastern Louisiana. Such a timeframe would keep the senior out until early November at best; exactly eight weeks from yesterday, TCU plays West Virginia Nov. 2. They travel to Iowa State the following Saturday.
Pachall was injured late in the first half at the end of an eight-yard run. It was ultimately determined that Pachall suffered a fractured left (non-throwing) forearm and he underwent surgery Saturday night.
With Pachall out for the foreseeable future, Trevone Boykin will, once again, be left to pick up the offensive pieces.
Following Pachall’s off-field issues during the 2012 season — he ultimately went through rehab for substance abuse — Boykin was elevated to the starting role for the last nine games of the year. Boykin went 3-6 in those games; Pachall is 16-3 as a starter at TCU.