FORT WORTH, Texas - One week ago the news about Casey Pachall and his return from a fractured left arm was so encouraging head coach Gary Patterson thought maybe he could get into a game on Saturday at Oklahoma State. Yeah ... that didn't work out.
"We're not where we need to be right yet," Gary said Tuesday at his weekly press conference on Pachall's broken left arm.
While there still exists a chance for Pachall to return and play for TCU this season, it just won't be fast. Pachall has not be given the green light by the doctor on the third fracture in the arm that would allow him to play in a game. The first two breaks have healed, GP said last week.
Pachall has been TCU's scout team quarterback over the last few weeks.
"We have the best scout team quarterback in the country," Patterson said.
The way GP talked last week it sounded as if Pachall could play at Oklahoma State, which I wrote would mean Pachall would start this week at home against Texas. Ain't happening.
Pachall suffered a broken left forearm against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 7. The original prognosis was roughly eight weeks, which would make him available to play on Nov. 2 against West Virginia.
Gary said he does not believe Pachall is out for the year, and that the original timeline looks good. They're just waiting for the right word from the doctor.
Gary did say he will let the world know on Friday; that Casey just won't suddenly show up to play.
Facebook Mac Engel