TCU just cannot avoid the injury bug this season. That latest victim is wide receiver Ty Slanina, who suffered a season-ending collarbone injury in TCU’s exhilarating victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock this past weekend. Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson confirmed the news Monday.
Slanina’s season ends early with 11 catches for 134 receiving yards. Last season Slanina had 32 receptions for 383 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He was scheduled to go in for surgery today.
Slanina had been listed as a starting wide receiver at TCU’s Y-receiver position. With the junior now out of action, it should be expected TCU will move forward by bumping Jarrison Stewart up from second on the depth chart. In three games this season, Stewart has caught eight passes for 115 yards. The freshman will be stepping into a key role for a TCU team that has been playing on thin ice at times this early in the season. With Big 12 play now underway, TCU will need to get Stewart in sync with Heisman hopeful quarterback Trevone Boykin.