Longhorns Jordan Whittington to Undergo Knee Surgery
2018 Cuero Gobbler graduate and Texas Longhorns wide receiver Jordan Whittington will undergo knee surgery after he suffered a small tear of his lateral meniscus on Saturday night. Whittington stat line for Saturday night was 1 carry for 15 yards and 2 receptions for 45 yards. He was injured on the Longhorns final possession of the second quarter, limping off of the field. He was the target of QB Sam Ehlingher but the pass was just out of his grasp, sending him to the ground and injuring him.
This was Whittington's first start of his Texas career! He only played in the 2019 season-opening win over Louisiana Tech. Whittington had two surgeries last year and was dealing with complications from a lingering sports hernia issue that required two surgeries last fall. Head Coach Tom Herman is hopeful that Whittington will only be out of action for three to four weeks following surgery. Prayers for Jordan.
The Texas Longhorns routed the University of Texas at El Paso 59-3 in the season opener on Saturday. It was an aerial attack as Texas QB Ehlinger was 25 for 33 and passed for 426 yards with 5 touchdowns, which were both career highs for Ehlinger. The second-string QB Casey Thompson also had a good showing going 4 for 7 and passing for 55 yards, adding 2 touchdowns. Total yards for the Longhorns on Saturday night: 690!
Up next for the Texas Longhorns is the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, September 26th in Lubbock, with limited attendance. The Red Raiders are also coming off of a season-opening win this past Saturday. They defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies 35-33. GO LONGHORNS!