Texas Running Back Depth Getting Thin With Injuries
Texas Sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram suffered a knee injury in Sunday's camp scrimmage. 247Sports.com reports that as of now the severity of the injury is unknown.
This is the second injury of a running back in less than a week for the Longhorns with fifth-year senior Kirk Johnson sternoclavicular joint sprain last Wednesday. Johnson could be out half the season.
The two remaining scholarship backs are true freshman Jordon Whittington and Sophomore Daniel Young. Whittington has no in-game experience and Young had a much less productive season last year from his first. Head Coach Tom Herman has said that Young has made some progress this camp so far.
Keaontay Ingrim is the teams returning leading rusher, so regardless of how serious the injury is, his health is now a huge priority for running backs coach Stan Drayton. With Ingram's health still in question with less than three weeks to the season opener, the Horns will have to look at other options for the backfield.