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Texas RB D’Onta Foreman expected to play vs. OU, but Chris Warren ruled out

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The ‘Horns should have one of the Smash Brothers this weekend.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Texas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After leaving the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys with an abdomen strain, Texas Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman is expected to return to practice later this week and be available on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Foreman suffered the injury on a long touchdown run in Stillwater when Cowboys cornerback Ramon Richards attempted to strip the ball from him deep in the end zone. Richards didn’t draw a flag on the play and Foreman was only able to carry the ball once more, going down without contact due to the pain.

Fellow running back Chris Warren, the other half of the Smash Brothers duo, is already ruled out for the game after receiving a hit to his knee area in the first half against Oklahoma State. There is not a timetable for his return as he continues to receive evaluations from the Texas medical staff.

On Monday, Warren was spotted around the Texas facilities on crutches with a sleeve and brace on his leg.

Freshman Kyle Porter will receive more carries in replacement of Warren, but has struggled so far this season in gaining 62 yards on 15 carries. The only long run of his season came on a draw play late against Oklahoma State after failing to find seams the rest of the game.

Strong did not provide an update on the status of senior wide receiver Jacorey Warrick, who didn’t travel to Oklahoma last week due to a nagging hamstring injury.