Texas A & M quarterback Haynes King played indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right leg and suffered early on the weekend when 7th-placed Aggie’s won 10-7.
Zimbo Fisher said Monday that King’s surgery to repair a broken tibia was successful, but there is no timeline for his return.
“When you are healed, you are healed,” Fisher said. “Before that, he would never have played in any form, form, form.”
With the King out, Zack Calzada will be the team’s starter this week when Texas A & M hosts New Mexico in its final non-conference game before starting SEC play with the 20th Arkansas on September 25th. And Calzada competed throughout the camp.
“Zack Calzada still has a great quarterback and he’s very happy to do things,” Fisher said.
Karzada had his share of ups and downs after taking over King on Saturday. He lost a fumble near the goal line with about nine minutes remaining, but bounced back to throw an 18-yard TD pass with 2:41 remaining to give Aggies a win.
Fisher was impressed with how Calzada remained calm after making a mistake.
“He faced more adversity in the game than anyone I’ve been around for a long time,” Fisher said. “And the way he stood up, made the play, and did what he did would hopefully give him the confidence to understand what kind of player he could be.”
He finished 18 out of 38 at 183 yards.