On Monday, Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman provided updates on the injuries suffered during Saturday’s loss to the TCU Horned Frogs, the most significant attrition so far this season.
It appears that redshirt sophomore linebacker Ayodele Adeoye’s injury will keep him out the longest. After suffering a subluxation in practice during preseason camp, Adeoye partially dislocated his shoulder once again and will require surgery. Herman did not provide a timetable for his return. Adeoye had three tackles against TCU prior to his injury after replacing junior Juwan Mitchell, who was ejected for targeting.
Sophomore running back Roschon Johnson also suffered a shoulder injury, but it was just a sprain and Herman expects him back at practice early in the week. Johnson had five carries for 63 yards against the Horned Frogs and caught one pass for seven yards before leaving.
Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore suffered a femoral contusion and is listed as probable for Saturday’s game in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma. Herman also hopes to have him back at practice early in the week. Moore didn’t have a catch on three targets before suffering the injury, but leads the team in receptions (11), receiving yards (200), and receiving touchdowns (4).
Two other players are doubtful — redshirt junior Reese Leitao suffered a knee sprain and sophomore safety Tyler Owens suffered a knee/hamstring sprain.
Texas also had a player return to practice on Sunday, as redshirt freshman wide receiver Jordan Whittington returned after the knee injury that required surgery to repair his meniscus. Whittington will be available against Oklahoma as long as he makes it through practice this week. Whittington caught two passes for 45 yards and had one carry for 15 yards before he suffered the knee injury late in the first half of the season opener against UTEP.