During his weekly Monday press conference, Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman provided an injury update on multiple players following the last-second win over the Kansas Jayhawks in Austin on Saturday.
The best news is that sophomore cornerback Jalen Green practiced on Sunday after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the LSU game. Herman wants to see how Green handles contact on that shoulder on Tuesday when Texas practices in full pads. Green’s return could help solidify a position that struggled against Kansas in allowing 310 yards and four touchdowns through the air.
Sophomore safety BJ Foster wasn’t injured in the game against the Jayhawks, but the medical staff is evaluating his left shoulder — Foster has worn a brace on it throughout the season and suffered a stinger in that shoulder against Oklahoma.
“BJ Foster, we’re working him up for anything and everything,” Herman said. “He did not play very -- you could tell he was favoring his left shoulder pretty significantly in the game Saturday night and so we just want to make sure that we’re crossing all our T’s and dotting al our I’s on that deal.”
Foster had five tackles in Saturday’s game, including a half tackle for loss, but did look reticent to attempt tackles with his left arm in the open field.
After missing three games due to a vertebrae injury before returning against Oklahoma, sophomore safety DeMarvion Overshown complained of some shoulder pain after the Kansas win. He’s now under evaluation after his situation improved on Sunday and then got worse on Monday morning.
Sophomore safety Caden Sterns will not be available this week against the Horned Frogs. Herman said that he’s running and progressing, but it will be a “week-to-week deal” regarding whether or not he’s able to play.
Freshman running back Jordan Whittington will likely return to action against Kansas State following the bye week at the end of this month, but he’s “pretty questionable” for this week’s game against TCU.
Senior safety Brandon Jones suffered a stinger on Saturday and was not able to return to the game — normally the pain goes away after several minutes, but it lingered with Jones, who led the team with 10 tackles in the game, all of them solo. He was limited in practice on Sunday, but Herman said that he would able to play if there was a game on Tuesday.