The 2015 season may be done for Baylor quarterback Seth Russell, but the good news is he should be able to make a full recovery and work his way back on the field in 2016.
“Lot of really good news on that end,” Baylor head coach Art Briles said Monday. Russell recently had season-ending neck surgery last week. “Everything went as well as could be expected. … He’s moving around, he’s comfortable, and he’s Seth. He’s a fighter, and we’re anxious for him to get back on campus and get back around us.”
Russell injured his cervical vertebra in a recent game against Iowa State. As previously reported, it is expected Russell will undergo a rehab process over the next six months. That not only sidelines Russell from the rest of the 2015 season, but also whatever postseason destination Baylor is invited to as well as the bulk of, if not all of, spring football practices.
With Russell sidelined for the rest of the season, Baylor’s Big 12 and playoff hopes now rest in the hands of freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Stidham takes the helm of the offense coming off a bye week this Thursday night when Baylor visits Kansas State.