Bryan senior starting quarterback Malcom Gooden will have surgery Tuesday morning and miss Friday's 12-6A opener against Temple at Merrill Green Stadium. Gooden made the announcement via Twitter Monday.
Gooden left Friday's 31-10 victory over Richmond Randle in the third quarter. He seemed to injure his right hand and was walking around with an ice bag.
“He banged his hand a little bit, he had just a little bruise there,” Bryan coach Ricky Tullos said after the game. “[It was] precautionary, we wanted to get him out as we head into district play.”
Gooden didn't indicate what kind of surgery he was having, but said he would be ‘back in a couple of weeks.’
Gooden has thrown for 827 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions while leading Bryan to a 3-1 start. He also has rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries.
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The senior quarterback missed all of last season after fracturing his right leg in the team’s season opener against Lucas Lovejoy.
Junior Derek Ramsey threw a 63-yard touchdown after replacing Gooden. Junior Tate Allen also played some quarterback, making a couple nice runs. Allen helped Bryan make the playoffs last season.