Johnny Manziel injury: Texas A&M star tweaks knee

Heisman Trophy favorite Johnny Manziel hurt his knee against Missouri, but looks like he could return -- he's put a brace on and has his helmet back.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to have hurt his knee early against Missouri. The presumed Heisman Trophy winner suffered the leg injury while trying to wriggle free from a tackle.

Manzknee_medium

He was surrounded by trainers, who worked on his knee for a moment before helping him to the bench as the crowd chanted his first name. Teammates gathered around to encourage him as backup Jameill Showers handed off to Christine Michael, who scored an immediate touchdown to make it 21-0.

ESPN2 reported he's having a trainer track down his knee brace, so let's not rule him out of a return. He's now headed to the locker room.

That it's 21-0 could affect things. At this point, A&M does not need to put any more pressure on Manziel than he can handle. Showers is a capable quarterback all his own -- he was actually expected to be the starter before Manziel took the job.

Look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.