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Look: Texas WR Xavier Worthy in Boot and Crutches After Win

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Despite Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian mentioning that the X-rays on Xavier Worthy came back negative, the Longhorns’ star receiver was seen in a boot and on crutches following their big win over Oklahoma State.

Worthy had a big day against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game before exiting with an injury in the second half. The California native hauled in eight passes for 86 yards in the Longhorns’ 49-21 win.


Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian was asked for an update on Worthy’s status amid the chaos of the post-game celebration. Sark mentioned that Worthy will be good to go should the Longhorns earn a trip to the CFP, and that X-rays on the injury came back negative.

Worthy is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft should he elect to declare and led the Longhorns with 67 grabs for 833 yards and five scores in his junior season. has the Texas wideout listed as the seventh-best receiver prospect in his class trailing Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, Rome Odunze, Xavier Legette, Emeka Egbuka, and Jonny Wilson.

Worthy and the Longhorns did their part to make the decision of which four teams get included in the 2023 CFP significantly harder with the win over Oklahoma State. Should the Longhorns advance, they will likely need some help from other teams around the country in order to continue their quest for a national title.

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