Defensive player DeShon Elliott leaves the field after injuring his foot on Sunday, August 9, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas S DeShon Elliott still in walking boot

Elliott first suffered toe injury on Aug. 9 during fan appreciation day.

Posted August 26th, 2015


Texas freshman safety DeShon Elliott is still wearing a protective walking boot, according to one of the tech-savvy journalists at UT — President Gregory L. Fenves.

Fenves attended a kickoff rally for UT students at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, then tweeted various photos from the event. In a picture of coach Charlie Strong, Elliott (jersey No. 4) is seen walking with players like Malik Jefferson (No. 46) and Charles Omenihu (No. 90).

Elliott suffered the toe injury on Aug. 9 during the team’s fan appreciation day. The entire team formed a circle for the famous bull-in-the-ring drill, where players go one-on-one against each other. Elliott came limping out of the circle and immediately went into the locker room. He hasn’t practiced since.

It was thought Elliott would compete for playing time early at safety. Other freshmen defensive backs Kris Boyd, Holton Hill and Davante Davis are all expected to see playing time early this season.


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