4 key Texas football players injured vs. Alabama

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D’Shawn Jamison, CB

Late in the matchup against Alabama, it looked like senior cornerback D’Shawn Jamison was coming up limping. Jamison suffered an apparent lower-body injury after breaking up a pass in the first half, which he nearly took back for a pick-six.

But Jamison seemingly got his leg twisted up with the Alabama wide receiver on that play, and he was pretty slow to get up after the whistle blew.

Jamison would eventually head off to the locker room, visibly limping. And he would not return for the Longhorns for the entire second half.

That would wind up thrusting sophomore cornerback Jamier Johnson into a key role at field cornerback in place of the injured Jamison. And Johnson played well while being thrown into the fire against this potent Alabama offense (granted Texas’ defense did a tremendous job against them this weekend).

At one point in the second half, we also saw the starting cornerback opposite of Jamison, redshirt sophomore Ryan Watts, leaving the game due to another injury issue. But Watts would return for the end of this game, unlike Jamison.

We saw two young corners getting some key live-game reps late in this contest with true freshman Austin Jordan also taking Watts’ place when he was sidelined due to injury.

There’s no definitive word yet on what the recovery timeline for Jamison will look like, at least from what we heard from Sark in the postgame press conference on Sep. 10. Although, it does sound like he will be limited in practice this week at a minimum.