3 key injured Texas football players ahead of TCU game

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Last week, we did see the welcome return of senior safety Anthony Cook to live-game action after he suffered a broken forearm against Oklahoma State a few weeks ago. Cook’s return to live-game action came much faster than we originally thought in the days following the injury news that he broke his forearm against the Pokes.

Cook’s quick return to live-game action was one of the more positive injury updates that we saw in the Texas secondary as this group was really banged up in the last few weeks.

And it sounds like Cook’s injury status continues to improve. We haven’t heard anything that would otherwise indicate that he’ll be limited this week after he played a heavy helping of snaps in the big Week 10 win on the road over the No. 13-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.

I will say, though, that Cook wasn’t 100 percent against Kansas State, which is something we obviously expected as that game occurred just two weeks after he broke his forearm.

But I believe we will see a healthier Cook on the field at DKR on this night against TCU. His experience will clearly be much-needed given some of the other injuries that this Texas secondary is dealing with heading into Week 11.

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Cook is expected to get be available again this weekend at field safety opposite junior boundary safety Jerrin Thompson. These two will need to bring their A-game this weekend against a talented group of TCU wideouts that features star junior Quentin Johnston and a pair of speedsters Derius Davis and Taye Barber. You also can’t forget about the capable 6-foot-4 junior wideout Savion Williams.