For the second time this spring, a Texas cornerback hurt his knee at a practice.
On Saturday, the Longhorns announced that Jermaine Roberts went down with a knee injury and will be evaluated by team physicians. No other details were given.
Roberts, a redshirt freshman, was competing for the spot that became available recently when senior Sheroid Evans hurt his knee during a non-contact drill. Evans, the favorite to win a starting job, sat out all of last season recovering from an ACL tear he sustained during the 2013 season. He’ll miss the rest of this spring and is out indefinitely.
The list of candidates at cornerback opposite Duke Thomas is now trimmed to John Bonney, Bryson Echols, and Antwuan Davis.
Injuries are starting to accumulate this spring. On Friday, Texas announced Dalton Santos, who was primed to start at middle linebacker, hurt his ankle at practice.
Additionally, five players were ruled out to start the spring: WR Roderick Bernard (knee), DE Caleb Bluiett (knee), DT Desmond Jackson (foot), DT Chris Nelson (shoulder), and DE Derick Roberson (shoulder).
The participation of four others is limited: RB Duke Catalon (knee), OG Sedrick Flowers (back), DT Alex Norman (back) and DE Quincy Vasser (knee).