Texas Announces Significant Injury For RB Kirk Johnson

first_img Texas just announced running back Kirk Johnson will be out for at least six weeks with a shoulder injury. He recently sustained the injury during practice. As a result, Daniel Young will move to the number three spot.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 10, 2019 Richardson noted that his absence will give junior Daniel Young a chance to shine in the role in the interim.Young has 123 carries for 526 yards and three touchdowns in two years at Texas. He also has another 14 receptions for 152 yards.Johnson’s absence will leave Texas rather thin at the position in the interim. Keaontay Ingram is also injured, leaving Young and Jordan Whittington as the only healthy scholarship backs.After today’s scrimmage, @coachtomherman said RB Keontay Ingram tweaked his knee and DB Caden Sterns rolled his ankle. Per Herman, both on field evaluations looked “promising”. @TexasFootball #HookEm pic.twitter.com/g6MNwFpK3h— Clif Thornton (@ClifOnFOX7) August 11, 2019Suffice it to say, Tom Herman may need Sam Ehlinger to throw the ball just a little more often when they take on Louisiana Tech and LSU next month. Texas head coach tom herman watches during the sugar bowlNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns looks on during the second half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Senior running back Kirk Johnson has largely toiled at the bottom of the Texas depth chart for the last three years. Though he was poised to see more time on the field in 2019, it looks like he won’t be seeing it any time soon.Texas announced on Saturday that Johnson will miss at least six weeks due to a shoulder injury. Per the report, Johnson sustained the injury at a recent practice.Johnson was the No. 3 running back on the Texas depth chart. He has eight carries for 44 yards in his college career. All of that yardage came in his freshman season.Last year the Longhorns ran the ball an average of 40.3 times for over 153 yards per game.last_img