Texas running back Keaontay Ingram will miss “a few weeks” with a high ankle sprain, coach Tom Herman announced on Tuesday.
The injury for Ingram was suffered on the play before his one-yard touchdown run against Oklahoma State.
The timing of the injury is certainly not ideal as the Longhorns are set to host the West Virginia Mountaineers who come in with a Top 5 defense in the country. WVU is ranked fourth in total defense, fifth in pass defense, 10th in run defense and 17th in scoring defense. Also, WVU is tied for sixth nationally in sacks and tied for ninth in tackles for loss.
The Longhorns will now rely soley on Roschon Johnson and Bijan Robinson at running back. Johnson ended last week with nine carries for 49 yards. On the season, the sophomore has 192 rushing yards with two touchdowns and is averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
Meantime, Robinson is the former five-star recruit who is a true freshman and had his best game of the season on Saturday against the Cowboys with 13 carries for 59 yards.
As for other injury news, Herman admitted QB Sam Ehlinger is playing hurt, but then also conceded that is par for the course, saying, “Sam’s hurt all the time. This is a guy that plays the game very physically and he’s going to be banged up, bumps and bruises, body’s going to be sore and he doesn’t mind.”
The Longhorns and Mountaineers kick off at 11:00 a.m. CST on ABC.
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