Texas in trouble? Injury bug strikes Longhorns
With LSU on its schedule for Sept. 7, Texas is facing a host of injury concerns.
S Caden Sterns and RB Keaontay Ingram are dealing with ankle and knee injuries, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, as they each left Sunday’s scrimmage on crutches. Davis added that the Longhorns are now down to only two healthy scholarship running backs, Jordan Whittington and Daniel Young. Coach Tom Herman said WR Jake Smith is a possible choice “but it would be unfair” to move him right now.
“The on-field examinations look promising, but obviously we’ll know more once we get those guys evaluated,” Herman said after the scrimmage.
As for the depth at running back, Herman added, “If this is something that carries into the season then we certainly have to figure something out because we believe you’re not going to survive with two scholarship tailbacks.”
Texas S Caden Sterns (ankle) and RB Keaontay Ingram (knee) both did not finish Sunday’s scrimmage. Herman couldn’t provide a timetable for return. Two potentially major injuries to watch going forward.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 11, 2019