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Injured Texas players still on track for return by season opener

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Caden Sterns could be the first of the four injured starters to return to practice.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Texas Bethany Hocker-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns medical staff still expect all the injured starters to return for the season opener against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in less than two weeks.

Sophomore safety Caden Sterns, who suffered a low-grade high ankle sprain in the first scrimmage nine days ago, should be the first to return to practice, perhaps as early as the end of this week.

Sophomore running back Keontay Ingram (bone bruise knee) and senior center Zach Shackelford (foot sprain) are both expected to return to practice next Tuesday.

In other injury news, sophomore safety DeMarvion Overshown strained his neck and freshman tight end Jared Wiley twisted his knee. Fortunately for Wiley, Herman described his knee as stable following the injury.

Another player also underwent arthroscopic surgery recently, as redshirt freshman offensive tackle Reese Moore had the procedure performed after he aggravated a knee injury from his high school. He’s expected to be out for a few weeks while he recovers and goes through rehabilitation.