Injuries continue to take their toll on Texas during its game at West Virginia on Saturday night. After Longhorns defensive tackle Chris Whaley was carted off the field with a leg injury in the first half, running back Johnathan Gray went to the locker room with a leg issue in the third quarter. Gray later returned to the sidelines in a boot and on crutches.
The sophomore back has had a productive season for the 'Horns, rushing for 780 yards and four touchdowns. He and Malcolm Brown have formed a formidable tandem, providing Texas with an offensive anchor through less-than-perfect quarterback play in 2013.
With Gray out, Brown will likely be asked to shoulder more of the load. Brown has two 100-plus-yard rushing games (against Oklahoma and Kansas) to date, but he hasn't broken nearly as many long runs as Gray has.
It is yet to be seen how severe Gray's injury is, but it certainly didn't look good.