Texas strongside linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for Saturday's game against Texas Tech stemming from a hip injury he suffered in the third game of the season against Ole Miss.
This is a huge blow for the Texas defense with Hicks out for the sixth game in a row. Hicks was the team’s leading tackler through three games, and was the rock of the linebacking core. He made adjustments at the line and kept the younger players on the unit accountable.
“It’s a big loss,” cornerback Quandre Diggs said. “Like I said he’s our defensive leader. He makes everybody a lot more comfortable.”
Reports that Hicks was lost for the season were denied by Texas. If he did not play the rest of the year, Hicks would likely receive a medical redshirt as he’s played less than 30 percent of the team’s total games.
The medical redshirt won’t be approved until the end of Hick’s senior season, so if he decided to come back another year he would be available.