All of the attrition sustained by the Texas Longhorns against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Thanksgiving Day (and prior to that game) will limit the team against the Baylor Bears this weekend, as numerous starters are injured or out.
Here's the full list:
A ton of injury updates from Charlie Strong. Will NOT play vs Baylor: Peter Jinkens, D'Onta Foreman, Kirk Johnson, Patrick Vahe.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 30, 2015
Questionable for Baylor game: Malik Jefferson & Hassan Ridgeway. Johnathan Gray day-to-day. Heard cleared to practice, Swoopes will start.— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 30, 2015
According to senior defensive tackle Desmond Jackson, fellow senior Peter Jinkens has a torn ACL that will end his Texas career regardless of whether the Horns can upset the Bears and eke out a bowl bid at 5-7. Jackson himself spent several days in the hospital before the Texas Tech game with an infection in his lower intestines.
So, for the official tally, that's three starters who definitely won't be on the field with the first teams, the second-string running back and fourth-string running back, and three more starters who won't play or will be limited.
As a result, junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes will get his second start of the season, as will sophomore running back Chris Warren, who was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his 276-yard, four-touchdown performance last Thursday.