Texas running back Chris Warren III may be lost for an indefinite amount of time and his status for returning this season is now in jeopardy.
Warren, a sophomore from Rockwall, suffered a knee injury last Saturday against Oklahoma State. Coach Charlie Strong ruled Warren out for this week’s game against rival Oklahoma, however a source confirmed to the American-Statesman that he’ll be out much longer.
Orangebloods reported that Warren could be out 6-8 weeks. A UT spokesman said Warren will be sidelined “for an extended period of time.” The specifics of Warren’s injury are still unknown.
However, the Longhorns have only eight games remaining in eight consecutive weeks. It’s unlikely that Warren will be rushed back if it means risking further damage.
Warren rushed for 366 yards on 62 carries in the first four games and scored three touchdowns.
Offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert said the Horns would utilize D’Onta Foreman, Kyle Porter and Tristan Houston against the Sooners.
“Kyle works hard, very hard,” Foreman said. “He’s one of the hardest working guys on our team. I was messing with him earlier today. I said, ‘You know, you’re lucky you get to play in this game. Neither Chris or I got to play in this game our freshman year.’ But I feel like he’s ready for the moment.”
Foreman also praised Houston and said, “Whoever they put in there, I trust.”
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