Texas' McCoy suffers pinched nerve, return unknown

Updated: November 24, 2006, 10:46 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Texas freshman quarterback Colt McCoy sustained a severe pinched nerve in his neck on the final drive of Texas' 12-7 loss against Texas A&M on Friday.

McCoy lay motionless after a hit by Texas A&M's Michael Bennett. After 10 minutes, a medical crew loaded McCoy onto a stretcher and carted him off the field. He raised his arm and pointed to the sky.

According to Texas' athletic trainer Kenny Boyd, McCoy had the use of all his extremities and was taken to a hospital for observation.

"We did an X-ray, MRI and CT scan and none of the tests showed any structural damage to his neck or shoulder," said Longhorn Team Orthopedic Surgeon Carey Windler in a news release Friday.

Before he was knocked out of the game with 20 seconds left, McCoy suffered through his worst game of his freshman season, going 17-for-28 with three interceptions.

"No timetable has been set for his return, but we expect him to a have full recovery," Boyd added.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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