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Cyrus Gray could miss Texas game

Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:09 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2011 1:09 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

We're only a few days away from what could be the final Lonestar Showdown between Texas A&M and Texas, and at the moment Mike Sherman and the Aggies aren't exactly clear on who their running back is going to be. Texas A&M lost Christine Michael to a torn ACL against Oklahoma a few weeks ago, and Cyrus Gray hurt his shoulder during a 61-7 win over Kansas.

So in a matter of two weeks the Aggies have gone from possibly having two thousand yard rushers in their backfield against Texas to facing the possibility of having Ben Malena and Will Randolph in the backfield. Randolph hadn't played a snap all season until Saturday when Mike Sherman had to burn his redshirt following Gray's injury.

According to's Texas A&M Rapid Reporter Brent Zwerneman, Gray has a stress fracture in his shoulder and is considered "day to day."

Considering that fractured bones don't heal in 72 hours, I'm guessing that means whether Gray plays or not will depend on how much pain he's willing to play through. Because, make no mistake about it, having a stress fracture in your shoulder isn't going to feel very good when you're playing running back and being hit repeatedly.

If Gray can't play on Thursday, he should be healed in time to play in Texas A&M's bowl game.

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:07 pm

Cyrus Gray could miss Texas game

No doubt you can conclude how educated you are from that post.  Nevertheless this years' Texas A&M/Texas game is on a see-saw of blow out to close game conclusion.  With the loss of Forest Whitaker and now the potential less than 75% Cyrus Gray, one can only imagine the offensive struggles for both teams.  The horns of course have endured most of the struggle since the season started and I don't see them outscoring a very high powered offense in Texas A&M at Kyle Field.  There always is and of course always will be that "rivalry" x-factor that seems to play a key role in all of these games. One can only wait and watch.

Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:50 pm

Cyrus Gray could miss Texas game

I hope Gray heals quickly and completely; unfortunately, aggies will use their injuries as an excuse if they lose to Texas.  Of course it happens to be a valid excuse IF that happens, but aggys busted Longorns chops and called them whiners when UT lost to Mizzery with their top 4 offensive athletes out.... Karma can be a b!tch.

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