Herman provides injury updates on several Longhorns

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In a teleconference with reporters that covered a wide range of subjects, Texas head coach Tom Herman provided updates on several players rehabbing from injuries or conditions that dated back to the 2019 season.

Specific players mentioned were Sam Ehlinger, BJ Foster, Peter Mpagi, Ayodele Adeoye, Derrian Brown and Marcus Tillman.

Herman spoke about his quarterback during a response to a question about how the training and medical staffs are able to help student-athletes currently rehabbing from injury.

“We shut Sam Ehlinger down the last 2-3 weeks of winter conditioning as far as throwing, heavy lifting, and all that stuff because he aggravated his rib,” Herman said. “I know he had a Zoom conference with the physician on Tuesday or Wednesday of last week.”

Herman did have a timetable on when things should be back to normal for his senior quarterback.

“The injury is really kind of a pain tolerance (thing),” Herman said. “You know when those things heal because they stop hurting.”

Regarding the other five players — Foster, Mpagi, Adeoye, Brown, and Tillman — Herman said that group wouldn’t be able to play a game were one to take place Tuesday. However, all are on schedule with their recovery.

“We had a staff meeting this morning and our trainers tell me everybody’s on track,” Herman said. “Nobody has hit a setback, and they’re all doing everything they’re supposed to do.”

Herman announced in February that Foster would miss spring practices due to surgery on “that shoulder he injured during the season.”

Mpagi was hospitalized for a heart issue late in 2019. On December 18, Herman said the plan was for him to be back in class for the spring semester.

In January, Texas announced Adeoye sustained a foot injury that required surgery. He was projected to be able to return for summer workouts.

Brown continues his journey back from a stroke suffered over a year ago. He was cleared for physical activity late in 2019.

Tillman suffered a knee injury early in his freshman season. “Marcus is pretty advanced in his recovery, so he’s able to do a prescribed workout really without any supervision,” Herman said Monday.