Though the Texas Longhorns made it through preseason camp without any major long-term injuries, the injury report is now a substantial list as head coach Tom Herman’s team prepares to face off against the USC Trojans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Arguably the most significant news relates to the knee of freshman running back Keaontay Ingram, who was injured against Tulsa on Saturday. At Herman’s Monday press conference, he said that doctors did not find any meniscus issues in Ingram’s knee, but he does have a bone bruise and MCL strain that will likely keep him out of this week’s game.
A number of other players also won’t play — senior wide receiver John Burt (foot), junior center Zach Shackelford (ankle), and freshman linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (knee). Shackelford should be out of his boot on Wednesday and is week to week. Sophomore offensive guard Patrick Hudson now has his IV out and his levels are returning to normal after suffering heat-related issues at practice last week that necessitated a stay in the hospital.
Texas will get freshman linebacker Ayodele Adeoye back at practice on Tuesday. Senior cornerback Kris Boyd will also participate after he experienced some neck pain following the Tulsa game, as will junior safety Brandon Jones, who missed the Tulsa game with a high ankle sprain.
Senior cornerback Davante Davis is probable to return after missing the Tulsa game with a neck sprain.