3 costliest injuries from Texas football’s first fall scrimmage

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Roschon Johnson, RB

What was definitely the scariest injury news coming out of this weekend’s fall scrimmage involved a non-contact issue that caused senior running back Roschon Johnson to get carted off the practice field. It sounds like this is a lower-body injury, specifically to one of Roschon’s knees.

That’s always something that presents cause for concern right away. But there is some sentiment coming out of this scrimmage that the injury might not be as serious as it was first thought to be. That will be the hope heading into the MRI for Roschon coming out of the weekend.

Roschon has remained healthy for the most part throughout his time on the Forty Acres thus far. Entering what could be the most important season of his collegiate career, where he’s trying to prove his case as a potential day two pick to NFL Draft scouts, we’ll clearly be hoping for positive news coming out of the MRI for Roschon.

All in all, Roschon provides critical depth and experience to this Texas running back room along with star junior Bijan Robinson this year. Roschon is also one of the clear vocal leaders of this team heading into the season.

While it is a good thing that the Longhorns have a ton of depth in this running back room, Roschon is a necessary player to the chemistry in this locker room. We will continue to monitor this storyline of Roschon’s lower-body injury as we await the MRI results that will likely come through to the public on Aug. 14 or 15.