Texas coach Tom Herman said freshman running back Keaontay Ingram will likely miss Saturday’s game against USC with a knee injury but was not expected to be out “extremely long-term.”
Ingram suffered the injury in the second half of the Longhorns’ 28-21 win against Tulsa on Saturday.
“At least the MRI did not show any meniscal damage,” Herman explained about Ingram’s injury. “They’re labeling it as a pretty good bone bruise and a strained MCL, so this weekend is probably doubtful.”
Herman also said that center Zach Shackelford will also miss this week’s game, and likely next week’s conference opener at home against TCU as well, with his ankle injury.
“Shack will get out of the boot on Wednesday and then progress, and we’ll see kind of week by week,” Herman said.
Cornerback Kris Boyd woke up with some neck pain on Sunday, so he did not practice, but is expected back for practice Tuesday. John Burt is still out with a foot injury. And safety Brandon Jones should do a little bit in practice this week, Herman added.
There was also good news concerning offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, who had to be taken to the hospital last Wednesday with a heat-related affliction. “His IV is out, and his levels are trending back to normal each and every day,” Herman said.
–Steve Habel (@stevehabel), Field Level Media