Checking in on injury reports across the Big 12


A roundup of a few things we learned on the injury front from Big 12 coaches on Monday:

Kansas: More clarity on the Jayhawks' quarterback issues now, but the news is not good. Montell Cozart is out indefinitely with a left shoulder strain and will miss the Baylor game. Backup Deondre Ford, who started against Rutgers, is done for the year with torn ligaments in his right hand. That means true freshman Ryan Willis gets the start against the No. 3 Bears.

Kansas State: Bill Snyder says QB Joe Hubener "should be able to go" when K-State takes on TCU this week, but the severity of the injury Kody Cook suffered is still unknown. If the receiver/quarterback is unavailable, The Topeka Capital-Journal says second-year walk-on Zach Davidson could serve as the backup. Despite how well Cook played at Oklahoma State, looks like Hubener is still holding down the job.

Texas: Charlie Strong said Texas will continue to put Daje Johnson through testing after the apparent concussion he suffered against TCU. They're not going to put him on the field against Oklahoma unless he's 100 percent. Strong sounded more confident in the odds of DE Shiro Davis coming back this week than OT Kent Perkins. Both sat out the TCU loss with knee injuries. Perkins, a critical cog in Texas' line, is "day-to-day."

Texas Tech: Receiver Devin Lauderdale was knocked out of the loss to Baylor with what Kliff Kingsbury called "internal bruising" in his upper body. The staff is still hopeful Lauderdale will be cleared to play this weekend against Iowa State. Freshman WR Tony Brown did step up in Lauderdale's absence on Saturday with 117 yards and a TD.