Longhorns lose LB Roach to broken foot

Longhorns lose LB Roach to broken foot

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Longhorns lose LB Roach to broken foot

Linebacker Malcolm Roach will have surgery and miss six to eight weeks with a broken foot.

Roach was hurt in the second quarter of Texas’ 37-13 win over Southern California on Saturday.

Roach, the junior from Baton Rouge who goes at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, had eight tackles, one of them solo, over Texas’ first three games.

“We will have to plug in not only and makeup for Roach’s production and play on the field but his leadership as well,” coach Tom Herman said, describing Roach’s loss as “the one that hurts.”

Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram, who is nursing a sore knee, had a good day running straight ahead during Sunday’s team workout.

“If we were in the NFL, he’d probably be questionable,” Herman said. “We will know more (Tuesday).”

Starting center Zach Shackelford would be listed is doubtful to play against TCU, but Herman said Shackelford is working his way back from a foot injury.

“He’s still having some pain but he’s going to try,” the coach explained. “What that means I don’t know yet. If we had to play today he certainly could not play.”

Herman said freshman linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (knee) is coming on but probably a week or two away while wide receiver John Burt (foot) will “participate in drills as tolerated,” and be evaluated during the week for his availability for TCU.

–Steve Habel (@SteveHabel), Field Level Media

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