Saturday, September 19, 2009
Late injury report from Austin
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Tech could be facing a huge injury concern considering that defensive end Ra'Jon Henley and Ryan Haliburton both will not play tonight.
Henley's ankle injury kept him back in Lubbock and Haliburton also isn't expected to play.
It means that Richard Jones will switch to the starting position at defensive end or linebacker Bront Bird would move from linebacker to defensive end.
Whoever starts, it will still mean a reduced rotation against a Texas offense that will likely try to establish the tempo with its running game.
And mammoth 334-pound Texas Tech guard Brandon Carter has been twittering on his account about flu-like symptoms.
And despite the rumors to the contrary, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy looks hale and hearty while taking part in pre-game workouts. A rumor about McCoy struggling with the flu has been bouncing across the message boards today, but it appears untrue.