Baylor quarterback Seth Russell broke a bone in his neck during Saturday’s 45-28 win over Iowa State.
Originally diagnosed as a “neck strain,” Russell underwent x-rays and a CT scan after the game. Both tests revealed a “fracture in one of the bones in his neck.” Baylor says Russell will see a specialist for his neck next week during the Bears bye week.
“It is something we [are] unsure about,” Briles said. “We are going to take him and get him checked this evening and then we will go from there.”
As a result of the injury, Chris Johnson is now the backup quarterback for freshman Jarrett Stidham. Stidham has played in all seven games for the Bears this season, he has thrown 24 completions for 331 yards and six touchdowns.
Baylor has a bye this coming week before going on the road to face Kansas State on Thursday November 5th in Manhattan, Kansas.