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Johnny Manziel "hopeful" to play Saturday versus Vanderbilt

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel missed some snaps in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss against Auburn after injuring his right shoulder on a running play. The injury occurred as Manziel lowered his shoulder near Auburn's goal line, looking to gain extra yards with A&M ahead 31-24 with roughly 14 minutes left to play in the final quarter. Manziel was tackled by a pair of defenders, falling forward with his weight on his throwing shoulder. While he returned after just one series on the sidelines, it appears the injury is somewhat serious. Kevin Sumlin told media that he was "hopful" that Manziel would play this weekend against Vanderbilt.

A&M coach Kevin Sumlin declined to address Manziel's injury further, other than adding that a sling Manziel has worn on his right (throwing) arm early this week is a “precautionary measure.”

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