Texas junior linebacker Steve Edmond sustained a lacerated liver when he was crack-blocked by Texas Tech wide receiver Eric Ward on Thursday, according to Kenny Boyd, Texas head athletic trainer for football. The injury will knock Edmond out for the remainder of the regular season. Edmond will continue to be evaluated, and no timetable has been set for his return.
Additionally, fellow junior Kendall Thompson sustained a head injury and will continue to be evaluated.
Those injuries just add to a mounting number of woes at the linebacker position, where Texas appeared to be incredibly deep heading into the year. The Longhorns returned a whopping seven players who started at least one game in 2012, but five of those players are now out, along with true freshman Deoundrei Davis, who is sitting out this season after tearing his ACL late in his high school senior season. In addition to the injuries to Edmond and Thompson, Jordan Hicks (torn Achilles) and Tevin Jackson (torn ACL) are also out for the year. And Demarco Cobbs has also sat out this year after tearing his ACL last year.