TCU Horned Frogs shutdown cornerback Jason Verrett caused some worries when he left yesterday’s victory over the SMU Mustangs with a shoulder injury, as the injury appeared serious at first glance. That doesn’t appear to be the case, though, as FOX Sports Southwest’s David Ubben tweeted that TCU head coach Gary Patterson “indicated” that Verrett did not suffer a serious injury. More importantly, Ubben reports that Verrett’s shoulder injury is “ongoing”, meaning that he came into the game with a shoulder injury and aggravated it yesterday.
It’s great to hear that Verrett’s injury is not considered to be serious, because he is a key to TCU’s defense and is also an incredibly important draft prospect. There is no doubt that Jason Verrett is the best senior cornerback, and he rarely ever allows a catch. Beyond that, he is also exceptional at making plays, as he led the NCAA with a whopping 22 passes defended last season and also came up with six interceptions in 2012. Losing Verrett for a significant period of time would be devastating, and the injury could have impacted his draft stock if it was that serious.
Again, that doesn’t seem to be the case here, and TCU fans can rest easy that at least this star defensive player’s injury isn’t considered serious. DE Devonte Fields, on the other hand, could miss a large chunk of time with a foot injury he sustained against Texas Tech (Fields did not play against SMU yesterday).