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Texas survives injury scares against West Virginia

Two starters left the game in the first quarter and another got banged up.

NCAA Football: Texas at Rice Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Already missing three starters entering the game, the Texas Longhorns suffered more injuries in the first quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown.

Following a personal foul penalty on the first drive by West Virginia, sophomore safety BJ Foster suffered what appeared to be a neck injury on the second drive when he hit a Mountaineers player with his helmet lowered. He was called for a targeting penalty, but wasn’t ejected for the game. However, Foster did leave the game to receive medical treatment. The sophomore had just returned after missing two games with a hamstring injury.

Fortunately for the Horns, Foster was able to return to the game in the second quarter.

Sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram also suffered a neck injury on blitz pickup when a West Virginia defender lowered his helmet. Ingram left the game to receive treatment, too.

Texas received good news coming out of halftime, X-rays were negative for Ingram’s stinger and he was able to return for the first drive of the second half.

Junior safety Chris Brown left the game briefly due to a minor hip injury, but was able to return.