Sirius XM College radio host Chris Childer's tweeted out that Gary Patterson had said on air that TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson would miss the remainder of the 2015 season. However, Horned Frog Insider learned that the report was false from a source close to Doctson, and ESPN's Jake Trotter later confirmed that the senior wide receiver is still probable for Saturday's game against Kansas.
Patterson would later tweet that Doctson is playing.
From listening to the audio later posted on Soundcloud by Childer, it seems like Patterson said, "Josh Doctson is gonna be gone in three ballgames and a bowl game."
According to a series of tweets by Childer, the hosts of the satellite radio show were unsure of what Patterson said after he tweeted that Doctson was out for the year minutes after the erroneous report. The initial tweet sent by Childer seemed faulty since Horned Frog Insider had the recording of Patterson's Wednesday post practice media availability session, in which the head coach said Doctson was practicing. At Patterson's media luncheon on Tuesday, he said Doctson was "probable" for the Kansas game this Saturday.
Even though Doctson is not expected to be sidelined for the remaineder of the season, he did sustain a wrist injury against Oklahoma State. But sources told Horned Frog Insider that Doctson's injury is not as serious as initially thought after he saw a specialist on Tuesday. Patterson said Doctson is practicing this week, but has not been taking any contact.