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Texas RB Bijan Robinson to Miss Rest of 2021 Season With Elbow Injury

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Texas

The Texas Longhorns need to win their final two games of the 2021 season to reach a bowl game, but they’ll have to do it without one of the most explosive players in college football. During Monday’s press briefing, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated elbow suffered in the team’s loss to Kansas on Saturday.

Robinson, one of the nation’s leading rushers, suffered a dislocated elbow on a third-quarter rush. Before the injury, Robinson had 70 yards on 14 carries to go with three receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown.

 

With Robinson’s season now over, he wraps up his sophomore year with 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns rushing and 26 catches for 295 yards and four scores. Robinson rushed for at least 100 yards in six of the team’s first seven games. He is currently ninth in the nation in rushing yards and 14th in attempts.

In addition to Robinson, Sarkisian also announced that defensive back Josh Thompson is out for the year with a fractured fibula. Thompson has 34 tackles and an interception this season. He has played in 45 career games for the Longhorns.

The Longhorns are limping to the finish line having lost five games in a row for the first time since 1956. UT also became the first Big 12 team ever to lose a conference as at least a 30-point favorite.

Texas wraps up the season with a road trip to Morgantown this weekend to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers, followed by a home match up against Kansas State. Texas is 4-6 on the season and needs to win both games to become bowl eligible.

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