Collin Klein Injury: Updates on Kansas State QB Heading into Week 11

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent INovember 2, 2016

MANHATTAN, KS - NOVEMBER 03:  Quarterback Collin Klein #7 of the Kansas State Wildcats passes against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first quarter at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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The No. 2 ranked Kansas State Wildcats have a tough matchup against the TCU Horned Frogs in Week 11, and it will be much more challenging without their star QB and Heisman front-runner—Collin Klein.


UPDATE: Tuesday, November 6 at 5:42 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

Don't worry, Kansas State fans. According to The Wichita Eagle reporter Kellis Robinett, Bill Snyder expects Klein to play on Saturday against TCU:

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder didn’t divulge any details about the status of Collin Klein during his weekly news conference on Tuesday, but, after a lengthy explanation why, said he expects the senior quarterback to play against TCU on Saturday.

If Klein plays, you can bet he's healthy. Snyder isn't going to put him in danger, and that's good news for all parties involved.

Stay tuned for more updates closer to game day.


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“My interest in our players is beyond football, and I always want to do the right thing for young people in our program,” Snyder said. “I think any other coach in the country would feel exactly the same way. I don’t want to put any young person in any undo jeopardy whatsoever. That’s why I don’t address injuries.

“I have tried not to, probably said more than I should on some occasions. But I try to accommodate you. But I put my first and foremost interest in the players in my program.”

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As of Monday afternoon, there are still many more questions than answers surrounding the status of the senior signal-caller—who left Week 10’s victory over Oklahoma State in the third quarter. When Klein exited, it looked to be an apparent arm injury, but speculation is now running rampant.

K-State’s coach, the 73-year-old Bill Snyder, has been absolutely mum on the subject—providing maddening quips when asked by reporters.

According to Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports, the coach’s Monday chat with the press went like this:

"Hope so," Snyder said when asked whether Klein would play. "I hope they all play."

When someone inquired if Klein’s injury was a concussion due to his helmet being off:

"He's had his helmet off before, maybe they're uncomfortable," Snyder said.

Wildcats fans, TCU supporters, gamblers, BCS analysts and everyone else interested in college football are trying to figure out whether or not the 6’5”, 226-pound QB will be under center come Saturday night. It seems we’ll have to wait until later in the week to know for certain.

What we do know is that Klein is currently the Heisman favorite after compiling some gaudy stats and leading a team currently bound for the BCS championship game with three more wins.

Klein has completed 133-of-187 pass attempts for 1,875 yards and twelve touchdowns, with just two interceptions. He’s also run 139 times for 698 yards and 17 touchdowns, which makes him an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses.

Stay tuned right here on B/R for the latest news, information, updates, opinions and analysis on Klein’s mysterious injury and status for Week 11 vs. TCU.