That sound you hear is the collective exhaling of those in Manhattan, Ks after holding their breath when Klein was forced out of action in the win over Oklahoma State in the third quarter.
Replays showed Klein hitting his helmet hard on the ground after he scored in the quarter so a possible concussion was the primary reason for his removal. He was also seen holding his wrist when sitting on the bench for the remainder of the game.
Bill Snyder declined to comment on the severity of Klein’s injury immediately after the game saying that he does not discuss injuries, but Klein was shown smiling on the sideline, so it didn’t appear to be too severe.
Klein has been a veritable one-man wrecking crew for Kansas State as they have climbed all the way to No. 2 in the BCS rankings and Klein is the prohibitive favorite to win the Heisman trophy if Kansas State can continue their winning ways.
The Colorado native is just one of four players to lead his team in both passing and rushing this season and tied a Big 12 record held by former Heisman winner, Ricky Williams, with 27 rushing touchdowns.
Klein has 29 touchdowns this season (17 rushing) and only two interceptions while completing more than 70% of his passes.
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