So far this season, Kansas State and their opponents has suffered relatively few injuries. This week is different, as Texas Tech will be missing some key players Saturday night. Let’s examine the walking dead for the Red Raiders shall we?
QB Patrick Mahomes (Doubtful, Shoulder)
Mahomes suffered a shoulder injury during last week’s KU game, and is doubtful for the game tomorrow night. Backup QB Nic Shimonek played well in relief of Mahomes, though he was facing a less than stellar defense (We’re talking about you, Kansas). Regardless of whose playing QB the Tech offense will still be scary.
DB Paul Banks (Out, Academics)
Back up defensive back Paul Banks is out indefinitely due to academic ineligibility.
C Conner Dyer (Out, Knee)
Highly recruited out of high school, Conner Dyer red-shirted his freshman year, and was expected to compete for playing time on the offensive line this season. However, and unfortunate knee injury prevented him from doing so, and he is sidelined for the year.
S Keenon Ward (Questionable, Arm)
Ward suffered an arm injury during Tech’s victory over Louisiana Tech, and had surgery to repair the damage on September, 21st. He was expected to miss at least two weeks, and is questionable to play tomorrow. Prior to the injury Ward had started 23 games. If he doesn’t play look for Sophomore Payton Hendrix to replace him in the secondary.
DB Tevin Madison (Out, Left Team)
After starting every game at corner last season, Madison was moved to a back up safety role this season, and following the Louisiana Tech game was announced as no longer part of the team.
OC Dana Dimel (Questionable, Voice)
Following last weeks clock management problems one has to assume that the fall allergy season has taken its toll on Offensive Coordinator Dana Dimel, and he lost his voice just prior to the West Virginia game. Let’s hope coach Dimel rested and has a well stocked bag of Ricola for tomorrow’s game.
In all seriousness though, Kansas State has been relatively healthy this season with the only big injury being to Trey Dishon. However, Dishon played last week again West Virginia so it appears everyone is healthy for the Wildcats as they get ready to take on the Red Raiders tomorrow night.