Injured Longhorns expected back before opener

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Keontay Ingram Longhorns Iowa St

AUSTIN (KXAN) —Two key Longhorn starters injured in Sunday’s scrimmage are expected to be ready for the season opener against Louisiana Tech.

Texas announced on Monday that running back Keaontay Ingram suffered a bone bruise to his knee and safety Caden Sterns suffered a low-grade high ankle sprain.

Both will miss practice time, but are expected back in action before Texas takes on the Bulldogs Aug. 31.

Ingram was hoping to have a healthy start to the season and told reporters that he planned on making big contributions to the offense this season. The sophomore from Carthage played in 13 games last season, rushing for 708 yards and three touchdowns.

Sterns, also a sophomore, impressed coaches and teammates when he stepped foot on campus and made an immediate impact, starting most games during his freshman season.

The defensive back from Cibolo has improved even more during the spring and offseason, according to the coaching staff. Sterns was first-team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2018.

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