After the season opening win over the UTEP Miners at home on Sep. 12, redshirt freshman receiver Jordan Whittington came down with a knee injury.
Another injury could be coming the way of redshirt freshman Texas football wide receiver and former converted running back Jordan Whittington after the season opener on Sep. 12 against the UTEP Miners at home. Whittington reportedly was found limping in the season opener against UTEP on Saturday night, which could be the result of a knee injury he suffered.
The injury that Whittington suffered was late in the first half, after a pass from senior star quarterback Sam Ehlinger saw him come up limping. Whittington didn’t play anymore in this game after coming up limping at the end of the first half.
Texas already had sophomore slot wide receiver Jake Smith out with a hamstring injury against UTEP. Smith is supposed to make his season debut with the Longhorns on Sep. 26 on the road in Lubbock against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He suffered that injury originally in one-on-one drills in practice in the week leading up to Saturday night’s season opener against UTEP.
Meanwhile, Whittington did have a decently productive first half in the wake of taking over as the starting wide receiver for Smith as he dealt with a hamstring injury. Whittington caught two passes for 45 yards. And he rushed for another 15 yards on one attempt last night.
Last year, Whittington missed almost his entire true freshman campaign mostly dealing with a sports hernia injury. He looked to be healthy and ready to go heading into his second year on the Forty Acres, but this is definitely a rough hurdle in terms of his injury history.
Apparently head coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns will get an MRI done on Whittington’s knee injury exiting the weekend on Sep. 13. We won’t really know anything else until the results of that MRI emerges to the public.
In the wake of Whittington’s knee injury in Week 1, former walk-on receiver Kai Money took over and had himself a good second half. Money finished his first career game four catches for 26 yards and one touchdown. That was a really good storyline to emerge after the Whittington injury in the first half.
Texas beat UTEP at home in Week 1 by the dominant final score of 59-3. They jumped out to a massive 45-3 by the time the two teams were heading into the locker room at halftime. The second half was a good showing for both sides of the ball too.