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Texas DB B.J. Foster sidelined with ‘pretty significant hamstring injury’

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Texas’ starting nickel back becomes the latest Longhorn set to be sidelined for some time.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns will be without starting nickel back B.J. Foster for the foreseeable future, as head coach Tom Herman said on Monday that he expects the sophomore to miss “at least a couple weeks with a pretty significant hamstring injury.”

Herman noted that Foster’s likely replacement would be sophomore hybrid safety DeMarvion Overshown.

“The good thing is that’s, by far, our deepest position on the team with Chris Brown playing as well as he is,’ Herman said. “Josh Thompson has played a lot of football, and DeMarvion.”

Last week as part of a 45-38 loss to LSU, Foster led the Longhorns across the board with nine tackles, two sacks, and two tackles for loss. He’s currently the Longhorns’ second-leading tackler (15), trailing only sophomore safety Caden Sterns.

“He’s extremely physical with good size and speed, good instincts,” Herman said of Foster.

Given Herman’s initial projected recovery timetable of a few weeks, Foster will miss the Rice game on Saturday, and likely Texas’ Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State on Sept. 21, as well. Texas will then enjoy a bye week before getting back onto the field against West Virginia on Oct. 5.