UT trainer talks about McCoy's injury

January, 9, 2010
Texas issued this statement from Longhorns athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd on Saturday afternoon as to exactly what Colt McCoy's injury was and the reasons as to why he didn't go back in the game:

"Colt sustained a nerve injury involving his right (throwing) shoulder that prevented him from returning to the game. The injury caused numbness and weakness in his arm that prevented him from throwing with the strength or accuracy he needed. He wanted to go back into the game but with the weakness he was having in the shoulder, we couldn't clear him to do that. The weakness in his shoulder also put him at risk of greater injury. From the time of the injury, we were continually treating and re-evaluating him but he wasn't able to regain the strength he needed to get back on the field."

The good folks at Inside Sports Medicine, on ESPN 103.3 FM, talked about McCoy's injury this morning.
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



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