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Texas still evaluating injured players Tristan Nickelson, Kent Perkins

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The opening game left the ‘Horns a little banged up along the offensive line.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Ankle injuries sustained by three Texas Longhorns starting offensive linemen didn’t keep the ‘Horns from playing at a high level against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday evening, but senior right guard Kent Perkins and junior right tackle Tristan Nickelson both suffered new injuries during the game.

On Monday, head coach Charlie Strong said that both players are still being evaluated. Nickelson didn’t get the start in favor of fellow junior Brandon Hodges, perhaps as a result of his recent ankle injury, and had a Notre Dame player fall on his leg during a play, resulting in an apparent knee injury.

Perkins left the field three times during the game, but it was difficult to tell what type of injury he sustained.

The other significant injury from the game was a concussion suffered by senior safety Dylan Haines, who was ruled out in the second half after failing to record a tackle. Strong is optimistic that he won’t miss much time.