On the heels of a somewhat rare (at least in recent days) positive performance in a rivalry game, the Texas Longhorns released some negative news in relation to a starting member of their defense.
LB Steve Edmond sustained a lacerated liver vs TT & is ruled out for regular season. Evaluation will continue & no timetable set for return.
— MBTexasFootball (@MBTexasFootball) November 29, 2013
Starting linebacker Steve Edmond exited Thursday’s 41-16 win over Texas Tech after a second quarter collision with WR Eric Ward, and he wouldn’t return as a result of the remnants. Obviously, no one could have expected a lacerated liver, and with the clear severity of that injury, the program has quickly announced that he’ll miss the remainder of the year.
Edmond is currently the leading tackler for the Longhorns with 71 on the season, and his loss will be immediately felt on the field as Texas prepares for their season-ending showdown against Baylor that could give them a share of the Big 12 championship. However, the bigger story here is the ongoing health of the young man, and a lacerated liver isn’t anywhere near a “standard” football injury.
Hopefully, Edmond will be able to return to full health in short order, and ideally, he’ll be able to suit up for Texas next season as a senior.