Texas junior linebacker Steve Edmond suffered a lacerated liver during the Longhorns' win over Texas Tech on Thursday night and will not play in his team's regular season finale against Baylor next weekend. No timetable has been set for his return but he has not been ruled out for whatever bowl game the Longhorns play in.
Edmond was hit hard by Red Raiders wide receiver Eric Ward in the second quarter and laid on the field for a few minutes before slowly walking to the locker room with a couple of trainers' assistance. He did not return.
The Longhorns have fallen victim to more than their far share of injuries this year, especially at the linebacker position. Junior Jordan Hicks, who missed the final 10 games of the 2012 season, played in just four games this year before being sidelined for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Fellow junior linebacker Tevin Jackson tore his left ACL earlier this month in a win over Kansas and senior Demarco Cobbs has not played since suffering a right knee injury that forced to miss the last two games of last season.
Edmond, who has made a team-high 73 tackles this year, was not the only Texas linebacker injured against Texas Tech. Junior linebacker Kendall Thompson sustained a head injury in the victory and will continue to be evaluated.
The injury to Edmond means that Tim Cole, who made his first career start against Iowa State this year, may earn another start when Texas faces Baylor next Saturday. Peter Jinkens and Dalton Santos are the only healthy Longhorns linebackers with multiple career starts under their belt.