Texas Tech LB Ramirez undergoes 2nd surgery on broken leg


Texas Tech's Bryce Ramirez, 54, is pulled from the field by medical staff after sustaining an unknown left leg injury during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, NC. North, Saturday, September 17, 2022 .
Texas Tech’s Bryce Ramirez, 54, is pulled from the field by medical staff after sustaining an unknown left leg injury during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, NC. North, Saturday, September 17, 2022 .Karl B De Blaker/AP

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Texas Tech linebacker Bryce Ramirez underwent a second surgery on his broken left leg on Monday and will remain hospitalized for a few more days after sustaining the grisly injury in a game against Carolina State. North.

The school said Ramirez is expected to return to the Lubbock campus of Raleigh, North Carolina, later this week. Texas Tech is paying family expenses related to the injury under NCAA rules.

Ramirez fractured his left leg in the first half of Saturday night’s 27-14 loss when the fourth-year junior faced Wolfpack running back Jordan Houston. The pile rolled over Ramirez’s leg, which was planted in the grass. He bent below the knee and twisted unnaturally as he lay down on the grass.

Coaches covered his leg with a towel as they began treating him, and ESPN chose not to show a repeat of the injury. The game was stopped for about 10 minutes before Ramirez was loaded onto a motorized cart and transported to a hospital.

Ramirez was one of four Texas Tech players who received pre-season scholarships, after appearing mostly on special teams in his first rookie action as a red rookie last year. He played high school football in the Houston area.

In another tweet from his personal account on Monday, Ramirez thanked Texas Tech and NC State supporters and wrote that he was “on the road to recovery.”

“I also want to thank Wolf Pack Nation for treating me like one of them,” Ramirez wrote. “The support was unbelievable!”

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