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Several Texas starters working to return from various injuries

The Longhorns secondary could potentially be without multiple starters on Saturday if things don’t go according to plan.

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns will enter a Senior Night showdown with Iowa State working through their fair share of bumps and bruises. On Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman addressed the media and provided updates on several Longhorns working through various injuries.

Offensively, star receiver Collin Johnson, who missed the Texas Tech game with a knee injury, will receive an injection today.

“Hopefully within the next 24 hours, the swelling goes down and he starts to feel a little bit better,” Herman said of Johnson.

Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram did play versus Texas Tech, but re-aggravated a hip pointer injury. Herman said he expects Ingram to work his way back by Tuesday or Wednesday.

On the other end of the ball, the Longhorns secondary is suffering through a substantial amount of ailments.

Starting safety Brandon Jones has missed the previous two games with an ankle injury. Herman said Jones is now running straight ahead, but the next step is stopping and cutting. Herman said the target date for Jones is Wednesday.

Fellow starting safety Caden Sterns, who suffered a concussion against Texas Tech, will lift weights on Monday and will participate in non-contact drills on Tuesday.

“If everything goes according to plan, he should be ready to go on Saturday,” said Herman.

Starting cornerback Davante Davis is questionable as well, as he battles a bone bruise on his knee and a strained muscle in his ankle. Herman said Davis will have an MRI, but added that “It’s going to be towards the end of the week before anything is definitive.”

Nickel back Josh Thompson, on the other hand, suffered an ankle injury against Texas Tech, which Herman said looks worse today than it did yesterday. Herman said they’re hopeful, but “right now, not looking great.”