An already-battered Texas Longhorns team saw several more key contributors suffer various injuries on Saturday afternoon during the Horns’ 34-27 Red River Showdown loss to the Oklahoma Sooners.
Senior linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch left the action with what has since been diagnosed as a dislocated shoulder, Texas head coach Tom Herman told the media after the game. Though Herman didn’t provide a recovery timetable for McCulloch, he’ll likely be out for the foreseeable future given that starting cornerback Jalen Green is expected to ultimately be sidelined for a month due to a dislocated shoulder he suffered against Oklahoma State.
Similarly, junior safety Chris Brown will likely miss an extended period of time, as he has been diagnosed with a fractured forearm, per Herman.
Senior receiver Collin Johnson is still being evaluated for a helmet-to-helmet hit he suffered on a catch in the fourth quarter. In his return to the starting lineup after missing Texas’ previous three matchups with a hamstring injury, Johnson led the Longhorns with six receptions for 82 yards, and drew two key defensive pass interference calls in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore defensive back B.J. Foster, who has also missed time this season with a hamstring injury, suffered a stinger during the game, but was able to return.
Junior running back Daniel Young, on the other hand, didn’t return to the game after being diagnosed with a stinger.
Next up, the 4-2 (2-1) Longhorns will be back at home for a Saturday evening meeting with the 2-4 (0-3) Kansas Jayhawks.