D'Onta Foreman, who ran for more than 2,000 yards for Texas in 2016 (2,028) and won the Doak Walker Award as college football's top running back, suffered a broken pinky on his right hand midway through the season, UT sources told HornsDigest.com.
Foreman doesn't remember exactly when the injury occurred. The Texas medical staff was aware of the injury and treated it, sources said.
Foreman revealed the injury while talking on SportsRadio 610 in Houston Monday and said the injury undoubtedly contributed to his ball security issues last season. Foreman suffered five lost fumbles in 2016 - all of them in the final seven games of the season vs Oklahoma, Iowa State, Texas Tech, West Virginia and Kansas.
"There is always something you've got to work on - ball security and pass protection," Foreman said on 610 in Houston. "I played during the season with a broken hand that nobody knew about. I just kept it under wraps."
Foreman (6-1, 249), who ran for at least 100 yards in 13 straight games, breaking Earl Campbell's record of 11, will be the only Longhorn at this year's NFL Combine later this month.
My NFL sources project him as a second- or third-round pick whose stock could rise depending on how well he performs at the combine.
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