The Longhorns’ mettle is being tested this spring. No sooner than we reported the Texas defense suffered a second injury this week, word of a third injury is coming out of Austin.
School officials announced on Saturday that redshirt freshman corner back Jermaine Roberts has suffered a knee injury in practice. The exact extent of the injury is unknown at this time, but he will require further evaluation according to the school.
This is the third injury in as many days for a Longhorn defense already short on depth. On Friday starting linebacker Dalton Santos went down with an ankle injury, and on Thursday it was announced that starting corner Sheroid Evans will miss the rest of spring practice due to a knee injury.
With the loss of Roberts, the Longhorns are left with just four healthy corner backs on the roster – senior Duke Thomas, junior Bryson Echols, sophomore Antwuan Davis, and redshirt freshman John Bonney. It’s expected that Roberts will play backup to Bonney, but Echols is the only corner left with starting experience, with just one start. Hopefully the Longhorns can escape the final two weeks of spring practice without any further injury.
– Cover Photo Credit: Texas CB Jermaine Roberts with Mack Brown | Nola | Jermaine Roberts