Texas Football: A Jake Majors Sunday night injury update

Jake Majors, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jake Majors, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports /

Possibly the most severe injury Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian were dealt in the last-minute loss in the Red River Rivalry game this weekend to the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners was senior center, Jake Majors. Texas lost Majors to a reported (per Inside Texas) high ankle sprain after taking just a few offensive snaps against Oklahoma in Red River on Oct. 7.

This was a huge loss for the Longhorns to see the quarterback of the offensive line suffer an injury that forced him out for the rest of the game in the biggest contest in Big 12 play this season. Majors was playing the best football of his collegiate career to date along the offensive line before suffering this unfortunate lower-body injury against the Sooners.

Majors is reportedly likely to miss a “few weeks” to recover from this high ankle sprain before he returns for the Longhorns.

Texas football C Jake Majors to reportedly miss a few weeks due to an ankle injury

Following the loss to Oklahoma in Red River on Oct. 7, Texas heads into its first bye week of the season. The bye week gives Majors an extra week to heal up before Texas faces the Houston Cougars (Oct. 21) and BYU Cougars (Oct. 28) to cap October.

It sounds like Majors could realistically return to the Longhorns from this high ankle sprain by the Nov. 4 matchup at home at DKR in Austin against the Kansas State Wildcats. But we’ll continue to monitor Majors’ injury status for updates this week.

Connor Robertson takes starting reps at center for Majors vs. OU

In the absence of Majors this weekend, second-year center Connor Robertson took the starting reps at center. He took 75 offensive snaps vs. Oklahoma after Majors went down with the high ankle sprain, allowing four quarterback pressures and no sacks or QB hits.

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