Texas Longhorns (30) Toneil Carter during spring practice Thursday, March 30, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Football

Running backs dominate Texas spring game’s injury report

Posted April 15th, 2017


Ahead of its spring game, Texas has announced that nine players will miss the scrimmage with injuries.

Tight end Andrew Beck (foot), cornerback Davante Davis (shoulder), safety Jason Hall (hamstring) and center Zach Shackelford (ankle) won’t play on Saturday. Five running backs — Roderick Bernard (knee), Tristian Houston (ankle), Kirk Johnson (hamstring), Kyle Porter (ankle) and Chris Warren III (hamstring) — are also sidelined.

The only real surprise on this list of absentees is Houston, a rising sophomore who was expected to split carries with early enrollee Toneil Carter. With the aforementioned quintet appearing on the injury report, Carter is the only scholarship recipient who will appear in Texas’ backfield. Walk-on rushers Tim Yoder and Trenton Hafley are also healthy.

The spring game will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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