Aggies starting quarterback Haynes King undergoes surgery

 Billy Jones   in Football

King was injured in the first quarter against Colorado on Saturday, and the ankle injury will leave him out until October

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Haynes King, Texas A&M's starting quarterback, had surgery to repair a broken leg, coach Jimbo Fisher announced on Monday.

King left Saturday's Colorado game (which the Aggies won, 10-7)  with that injury. While backup Zach Calzada led the Aggies to victory, it was not a strong performance from him or the Aggies' offense. The Aggies offense managed only 288 yards and Calzada turned the ball over inside the 1, where he fumbled on what looked to be a potential game-losing play for A&M.

King, who won the job in camp, underwent surgery Monday and likely will not be back with the Aggies until mid-October. Fisher will have a very tough task ahead of him as he tries to keep the Aggies in the Top 5 over the next few weeks without King. 

Fisher and the Aggies will get New Mexico at home on Saturday which should give them a chance to get the offense on the same page before they play Arkansas in Arlington, Texas, followed by Mississippi State at home.

The biggest question regarding this injury is could King return to play Alabama on October 9 in College Station. The Crimson Tide handed the Aggies their only loss of last season, and it will be interesting to see whether King is available for that one, and if he plays.