TCU QB Pachall has surgery on arm, will miss several games

FORT WORTH, Texas TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will miss several upcoming games after suffering an arm injury in the Horned Frogs’ win 38-17 over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.

Coach Gary Patterson said Trevone Boykin will start against Texas Tech on Saturday after Pachall left with a forearm injury late in the second quarter.

Pachall didn’t return in the second half and underwent X-rays. Following the game, Patterson said Pachall had surgery on his arm.

“I really feel bad for him if it’s (serious),” Patterson said, “for everything he’s gone through to get to this point.”

Pachall was suspended after a drunk driving arrest last October and eventually left the team, then 4-0, to seek treatment. Boykin started the Frogs’ final nine games and TCU finished the season 7-6.

Pachall was 8-of-14 for 100 yards before the injury, including three completions to Boykin, who led the team in receptions. Boykin finished 9-of-13 for 133 yards and two touchdowns.