Stringer recovering from broken forearm
Texas Tech linebacker commit Brayden Stringer
had his senior year cut short when he suffered a broken forearm in the sixth
game of his final season at Cypress Ranch in Houston. The surgery on his forearm
went well and Stringer is on the road to recovery following the injury; he
expects to be back at 100 percent before too long. Texas Tech linebackers coach
Zac Spavital checks in with Stringer weekly about the recovery process and becoming a Red Raider. Despite the injury, Stringer was able to grab three interceptions in his five and half games this season.
Stringer's injury required 12 screws and a metal plate placed on the two broken bones in his forearm. Right now Stringer is focused on everything healing correctly, but said he is already back to lifting light weights and the injury hasn't really hampered his preparation for the transition to
FBS football. Due to the injury, Stringer was able to spend a lot of time
keeping up with the Red Raiders and is very pleased with the progress on defense
this year; he also got to spend a lot of time watching film on his 2016
Jett Duffey, T.J. Vasher,
and his linebacker mates Jordyn
Brooks and Johnathan Picone.
IN HIS WORDS:
"I have watched Johnathan's and Jordyn's film just so I can get a feel for these guys that I am going to be playing with. They are two really good linebackers that I am going to be playing next to, and I am very excited for that. I think me, Jordyn, and John all have the same mindset about coming in and making as big of impact as possible at Tech , and I think that is a good thing. It is going to be a competitive battle between us and the guys that are already there. You never know what could happen and we could probably be playing as freshmen next year. It is going to be fun."
Texas Tech will certainly need a lot of help at linebacker next season, and
Stringer should have every opportunity to play right away as a true freshman. --