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‘Barring any setback,’ Texas LB Malcolm Roach could return vs. TTU

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The Longhorns starting B-Backer may be back in action in time for Texas’ Big 12 meeting with Texas Tech.

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Texas Longhorns starting B-Backer Malcolm Roach has missed the past five games after suffering a fractured foot during Texas’ Sept. 15 win over USC, but the junior’s extended hiatus may soon be coming to an end. On Monday, during his weekly press conference, Texas head coach Tom Herman detailed Roach’s progress as part of a multiple-player injury update, and the news to that end was positive.

“We’re going to see how today and tomorrow go and might be able to do to a little something at practice this week,” Herman said of Roach. “He has progressed to the point of everything except football drills on that foot.”

“At least barring any setback, we’re counting on him next week.”

Herman added that “if things happen faster,” it’s possible that Roach returns to the field on Saturday when Texas welcomes No. 12 West Virginia.

Elsewhere, Longhorns starting defensive end Breckyn Hager is day-to-day after suffering what Herman dubbed as a “pretty severe SC (sternal clavicular) sprain.”

Freshman wide receiver and returner D’Shawn Jamison is day-to-day as well after being diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain.