Isaiah Neyor, Junior Angilau could miss 2022 season for Texas football

Isaiah Neyor, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Isaiah Neyor, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The news keeps getting worse for the Texas football program this weekend coming out of the first scrimmage of fall camp, which took place on Aug. 13. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian were optimistic heading into the first fall scrimmage this weekend, ahead of what is also a promising 2022 campaign.

But it now seems like the news cycle is dominated by nothing but injury reports for the Longhorns to round out the weekend. After touching on the injuries to the likes of senior running back Roschon Johnson and junior defensive lineman/edge rusher Alfred Collins following the first fall scrimmage, there’s more bad news concerning the likes of redshirt sophomore Isaiah Neyor and senior interior offensive lineman Junior Angilau.

What we’re now seeing coming out of the injury reports this weekend could be the worst-case scenario for both Angilau and Neyor. A report initially from Orangbloods on Aug. 14 (paid content) indicates that Angilau and Neyor could miss the 2022 season due to the various injuries they suffered this weekend in the scrimmage.

Texas football WR Isaiah Neyor and IOL Junior Angilau could miss the entire 2022 season

The College page for Pro Football Focus on Twitter reposted this report from Orangebloods on Aug. 14, further heightening the worries among the Longhorns faithful that the news for Angilau and Neyor could be the worst-case scenario.

Angilau apparently suffered an unfortunate lower-body injury that could be to his knee during the scrimmage. And it sounds like Neyor suffered a non-contact lower-body injury, which could also be to his knee, contrary to some of the early returns that came out on Aug. 13.

When you get a non-contact lower-body injury such as what it sounds like Neyor suffered on Aug. 13, that usually is a bad sign.

It now looks like we’re holding out hope that Sark comes out during his Monday press conference on Aug. 15 and proves some of these injury reports wrong, especially concerning Neyor and Angilau.

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Texas finished up last season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12), missing out on bowl season for the first time since 2016. Sark and the Longhorns are set to open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.