Aside from several season-ending injuries suffered during preseason camp, the Texas Longhorns only have two players who could miss Saturday’s game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, head coach Steve Sarkisian said after Thursday’s practice.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Troy Omeire is still rehabilitating the knee injury he suffered in an open practice several weeks ago — he’s running in practice, but it sounds like he’s been ruled out for this weekend’s contest.
“He looks good,” Sarkisian said. “Hopefully we get him back sooner rather than later, but we definitely want to make sure that he’s in the right space physically to do so.”
With Texas substituting more frequently and using two tight ends more frequently, the importance of that position has increased. Unfortunately, junior Jared Wiley is still battling the shoulder injury that limited him last week against Louisiana and Sarkisian said he’s probably going to be a game-time decision.
Freshman Gunnar Helm is listed as the co-backup with Wiley and played extensively against the Ragin’ Cajuns after impressing since his arrival in January as an early enrollee.
The most positive news from Sarkisian is that junior right guard Junior Angilau will be available after leaving the opener with a knee injury.