Baylor Quarterback Seth Russell needs neck surgery

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Baylor confirmed Seth Russell’s season has ended because of neck surgery.

The player suffered damage to his cervical vertebra during Saturday’s victory against Iowa State. After been evaluated by a specialist on Monday, he recommended Russell to have the surgery. The normal recovery period for this type of surgery is six months, according to Baylor.

“Seth exemplifies the spirit and will of our football team,” coach Art Briles said, “and through this our team will keep that spirit alive and well for him.”

Briles is sure that freshman backup Jarrett Stidham, is mature enough and is ready to play.

“Seth has been masterful,” Briles said “Jarrett is a guy who is as polished as anyone we have had a freshman. He is very, very accurate and has great instincts.”

Stidham appeared in every game this season and completed 85.7 percent of his pass attempts this season for 331 yards and six touchdowns. The five-star recruit abstained from a commitment to Texas Tech.

He’s in charge of an offense composed of Corey Coleman, the FBS leader with a school-record 18 touchdown catches, and Big 12 rushing leader Shock Linwood among others.  They also have an experienced offensive line managed by Spencer Drango.

“Just makes all the difference in the world, especially with the offensive line that we have plus the dynamic skill people,” Briles said. “It certainly takes a lot of pressure off that position, but you know the thing about it is, [Stidham] is a capable player. … We’re not putting a guy out there that’s not capable. This guy’s good. He’s ready.”

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