Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley carted off field with leg injury at West Virginia

Sunday November 10th, 2013

Chris Whaley (96) was hurt early in Texas' game against West Virginia. (Michael Thomas/AP)Chris Whaley (96) was injured early in Texas' game at West Virginia on Saturday. (Michael Thomas/AP)

After scoring two touchdowns in his last three games (the latest coming in the Longhorns' 35-13 win over Kansas on Nov. 2), Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley suffered a leg injury early against West Virginia on Saturday. His knee seemed to buckle, and the training staff took him off the field on a cart.

Whaley had tears in his eyes. At first glance, the injury appears to be serious.

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound senior is the anchor of a Longhorns' defense that has allowed just 18.2 points per game during a five-game winning streak that dates back to Sept. 21. Not long after Whaley's injury, the Mountaineers took a 9-0 lead on a two-yard touchdown run by senior tailback Charles Sims.

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