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Jalen Green nears his return as injuries accumulate among UT’s safeties

Posted October 21st, 2019

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Just in time for a trip to TCU, a starter may be returning to the Texas secondary.

On Monday, UT coach Tom Herman announced at his weekly press conference that sophomore cornerback Jalen Green has returned to practice. After dislocating his shoulder on Sept. 21, Green missed Texas’ last three games. Green worked out on Sunday, but Herman said the team still needs to see how he handles contact in Tuesday’s practice.

Texas started Green in each of its first four games this season. He has recorded 16 tackles and three pass break-ups.

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As the week opened, safeties were the focal point on UT’s injury report. Herman said the team was monitoring the shoulders of sophomores B.J. Foster and DeMarvion Overshown. Brandon Jones left this past weekend’s win over Kansas with a neck stinger and will be limited in practices this week. Herman, though, noted that his senior captain would play on Tuesday if Texas had a game. A knee injury will cost sophomore safety Caden Sterns his fourth straight game.

Herman also labeled freshman running back Jordan Whittington as questionable for the TCU game. Due to a sports hernia, Whittington has not played since the season’s first week. Herman told reporters that the Longhorns were “optimistic that we’re probably only about a week away with him.”

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