On Tuesday, those fans received good news on one of those fronts, as Bergeron first showed up on the Longhorn Network in pads for practice, then later confirmed that he is good to go against the Pokes, barring a setback to his injured shoulder:
Of course, Bergeron's injury was never of the greatest concern, as it was termed a shoulder contusion in the first place and came at a time during the Ole Miss game when there was no reason to take chances with any type of injury.
The prognosis on Hicks isn't known at this point, but there wasn't a lot of optimism there on the part of ESPN Horns Nation writer Carter Strickland on Tuesday:
@sbn_wescott Highly doubt you are going to see Hicks play for a couple of weeks— Carter Strickland (@ESPNStrickland) September 25, 2012
The word on Fera is that he's kicking, but the training staff wants to see how he responds to that work:
@txtdm It's how he reacts to those kicks. They want to see if leg is sore afterward— Carter Strickland (@ESPNStrickland) September 25, 2012
So, it looks like Bergeron is 100% set to play at this point, the odds on Hicks are probably around 20%, and Fera may be around 80%, as long as he didn't experience too much soreness after his work.
Just scattershooting there, but word on the street is that people love percentages.