Linebacker Malcolm Roach is out for the season with a broken foot, Texas coach Tom Herman said Monday.
The revelation was a surprise in that Roach was initially projected to be back in November.
Herman said Monday that his team is starting to get healthy again but also, perhaps inadvertently, announced Roach would be lost for the season.
“We’re actually on the mend, which is a good thing,” Herman said. “As of now, other than the season-out guys, the Malcolm Roach and (Rob) Cummins with season-ending surgeries, and Patrick Hudson still working on his return-to-play protocol from the heat deal, we’re in pretty good shape.”
Cummins, a freshman who used to go by Max, was lost for the year to a knee injury in an August scrimmage.
Roach broke his foot against USC and had surgery prior to the TCU game.
It was originally expected that Roach’s injury would keep him out 6-8 weeks. The junior played three games in 2018 and has a redshirt season remaining.
Herman added that defensive backs Montrell Estell and B.J. Foster, both of whom suffered concussions over the past two weeks, would be evaluated in the run up to Saturday’s game against No.7 Oklahoma. Each is expected to be cleared to play.
“But other than that, (DB) Jarmarquis Durst should be ready to go,” Herman added. “(WR) Brennan Eagles should be ready to go. (RB) Keaontay Ingram, so on and so forth. So excited to see that, and excited for this week.
–Steve Habel, Field Level Media