Texas tailback Cody Johnson is expected to miss the remainder of spring drills because of a hamstring injury, team trainers announced today. Johnson, one of the primary candidates vying to be the Longhorns’ starting tailback next season, injured the hamstring in Wednesday’s workout.
Johnson, a 255-pounder, led the team in rushing touchdowns last season (12) and began spring drills listed as a co-starter on the Longhorns’ initial depth chart. Others in the tailback mix include Vondrell McGee, Fozzy Whittaker, Jeremy Hills and Tre Newton, a Southlake Carroll HS graduate.
Texas ends spring drills April 5, with its Orange-White game in Austin.
Johnson is the fourth Longhorn this week who has seen his spring session end prematurely. On Tuesday, trainers announced that offensive tackle Kyle Hix, an Aledo HS graduate, would not take part in any more drills because of left shoulder surgery. Also out for the remainder of spring drills are DE Eddie Jones (right shoulder surgery) and TE D.J. Grant (sprained left ankle).
_ Jimmy Burch