Earlier this week, Kliff Kingsbury labeled Davis Webb as day-to-day due to injury. Even as that remains the case, Webb took a positive step toward getting back on the playing field immediately.
A school spokesperson confirmed to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that the starting quarterback practiced with the team Tuesday. Webb had been spotted by the media wearing full football gear and leaving the practice field with his teammates.
Webb suffered an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the loss to Oklahoma State Thursday night. He had not practiced since suffering the injury, and his status for the Kansas State game Saturday remains unknown. The Avalanche-Journal did write the fact “[t]hat Webb practiced was a positive sign, given that Tuesday and Wednesday are the Red Raiders’ heaviest game-preparation days.”
Through four games, Webb is second among Big 12 quarterbacks in passing yards per game (339) and passing touchdowns (14) and is third in passing efficiency (146.2).
Should Webb be unable to go, true freshman Patrick Mahomes would get his first career start. Mahomes made his collegiate debut replacing the injured Webb against the Cowboys, completing 2-of-5 passes for 20 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran seven times for 16 yards, with a long of 14.