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Texas Tech Running Back SaRodorick Thompson May Miss Some Time This Fall

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It is no secret that Texas Tech head football coach Matt Wells is under pressure this season. After posting back-to-back four-win seasons, the time to win is now.

After the Chris Beard news, Texas Tech fans need all the good news they can get however some unfortunate news came out of fall camp today.


During a press conference, head coach Matt Wells announced that starting running back SaRodorick Thompson underwent shoulder surgery last week. When asked about it, Wells said “He’ll be back into practice in August, and then I’ll be able to probably comment on his availability as we see him coming out of rehab late August. Whether it’s season opener, week two, week three, it’s hard to say because that’s the time frame toward the end of the recovery. Some guys recover quicker. We’ll see how the thing heals and as he goes through the summer.”

SaRodorick was held out of practice two weeks ago for a shoulder injury a couple weeks ago but no update was given until today. Thompson was Tech’s leading rusher last season with 610 yards and eight rushing scores in 2020. This would be a huge loss for Tech if he isn’t able to start the season fully healthy. The Red Raiders open the season against Houston on September 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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