Texas football: Breaking: Caden Sterns to miss four weeks with a knee ligament sprain
Texas officials confirmed today that Caden Sterns will miss around a month with a knee ligament sprain.
The sophomore safety was a Freshman All American a year ago and widely considered to be one of the best safeties in the country.
Sterns had 62 tackles, one sack, four interceptions and four passes broken up a year ago. This season he has 30 tackles and one pass defended through four games.
Sterns left the Oklahoma State game with an injury and never returned. After the game, Texas coach Tom Herman confirmed that Sterns came down awkwardly after breaking up a pass.
"Right now his knee is still really hurting," Herman said after the game.
Sterns underwent an MRI, revealing a ligament sprain. That injury, combined with those of cornerback Jalen Green (shoulder, four weeks) and nickel/corner Josh Thompson (foot 8-10 weeks) leaves Texas in a bit of a lurch.
The good news for Texas is freshman Chris Adimora looked the part when called into service against Oklahoma State. Adimora came up with a big pass deflection on the last Oklahoma State drive of the game, then recovered the ensuing onside kick.
The former four-star safety recruit from Lakewood California was a high school All American. Coaches will have two weeks to get Adimora ready with tons of practice reps.
Texas is also expecting to get B.J. Foster and DeMarvion Overshown back this week.
The Longhorns will certainly be tinkering with the secondary lineup and trying to find the best fit for everyone through the bye week.