Not only was Saturday’s loss to the Baylor Bears particularly destructive to the overall narrative of head coach Tom Herman tenure with the Texas Longhorns, it also resulted in numerous injuries that could impact Friday’s game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
The short week will also complicate the recovery timetable for the banged-up players, a list that now includes senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay and sophomore left tackle Sam Cosmi. Duvernay suffered a right knee contusion that resulted in significant swelling following the game, while Cosmi will be limited in practice on Monday due to a sprained ankle.
An ankle sprain suffered by sophomore cornerback Jalen Green means that he’s listed as questionable for the Texas Tech game. Add sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram to the list of players who suffered an ankle sprain against the Bears — he wasn’t able to return to the game, but Herman said that he’s improving. And sophomore safety DeMarvion Overshown, too. He’ll also be limited during Monday’s practice with the hope that he improves during the week.
Sophomore linebacker Juwan Mitchell didn’t play against Baylor after aggravating a previous hamstring issue.
Freshman running back Jordan Whittington had another MRI after he missed his 10th straight game, even though he was cleared several weeks ago. He’s been dealing with pain and swelling in his surgically-repaired pelvic area, but the MRI didn’t reveal any abnormalities. Now Texas is waiting for an opinion from the doctor who performed the surgery.
When Texas plays its bowl game, Herman expects to have junior tight end Cade Brewer back following ankle surgery in late October. Senior wide receiver Collin Johnson, who has missed the last two games, may not be available until then, either. Likewise for sophomore cornerback Anthony Cook due to his knee injury.