On Thursday evening, approximately 48 hours before a ranked Big 12 showdown with the Iowa State Cyclones, Texas Longhorns head coach addressed the media and provided a positive update regarding numerous starters and key contributors, per Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts.
“Everybody is good,” Herman said.
Tom Herman said that everyone other than CB Josh Thompson (ankle) has a chance to play on Saturday, including WR Collin Johnson (knee). S Brandon Jones (ankle) has been limited in practice, so he could be a game-time decision. #HookEm— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) November 16, 2018
Starting receiver Collin Johnson, who missed the Texas Tech game with a knee injury and had a knee injection on Monday, has been limited in practice, but is expected to play against Iowa State. Herman said Johnson looked good in practice on Thursday.
Starting safety Brandon Jones has missed the past two games with an ankle injury and has been limited in practice this week as well, and will be a game-time decision. According to Herman, he’s been “living in the training room” and getting more healthy every day.
“If he can play, he’s going to play,” Herman said of Jones.
It initially appeared that fellow starting safety Caden Sterns suffered a concussion in the win over Texas Tech, but on Thursday, Herman clarified Sterns’ injury, saying that it’s a head/neck injury, and that Sterns was not in concussion protocol. He’s expected to play on Saturday.
The same can be said for starting cornerback Davante Davis (knee/ankle), and running back Keaontay Ingram (hip).
Defensive end Marqez Bimage, on the other hand, had shoulder surgery on Thursday, and nickel back Josh Thompson (ankle) is out as well.
The Longhorns will host the Cyclones on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Central.