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Texas injury report remains largely positive ahead of Kansas State game

NCAA Football: Big 12 Championship-Texas vs Oklahoma Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman provided his typical injury update with a visit from the No. 20 Kansas State Wildcats looming on Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. And the trends remain largely positive following the bye week —Texas should get at least four players back from injury against the Wildcats.

Senior linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch still has not practiced since separating his shoulder against Oklahoma last month, but Herman hopes that he’ll be able to return to the practice field on Tuesday or Wednesday so he can play against Kansas State, a game that will require more linebackers than a normal Big 12 contest. His trajectory was positive until his shoulder stopped progressing recently.

Another player with a shoulder injury is experiencing similar issues, though sophomore safety DeMarvion Overshown is cleared to practice. The hope for Overshown is that he’ll gain strength in that shoulder over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Sophomore safety BJ Foster is considered probable after sitting out against TCU due to his own shoulder issues.

Sophomore safety Caden Sterns is also probable as he works his way back from the knee injury that cost him four games. He’s been practicing since Wednesday of last week.

Put freshman running back Jordan Whittington in the probable category, too — he also practice last week as he recovers from sports hernia surgery.