Texas veteran offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter suffered one of the most gruesome injuries we’ve ever seen against Kansas State on Saturday.
The Longhorns played with plenty of heart on Saturday, jumping out to a massive 31-10 lead over the Wildcats Saturday afternoon. The effort is as impressive as it gets considering the circumstances.
Texas fell at the hands of the Iowa State Cyclones last Saturday. The loss sparked plenty of rumors regarding head coach Tom Herman and the program’s future. Players like Kerstetter, a veteran anchor of the Longhorns’ offensive line, are critical during a time like this.
The senior offensive lineman suffered a horrible injury on Saturday, though. Kerstetter’s foot got turned the wrong way during a play. He was eventually carted off the field.
Regardless of who you root for, Derek Kerstetter needs prayers. One of the worst looking injuries I’ve seen for a #Texas player in probably a decade.
— Taylor Gaspar Estes (@TaylorEstes247) December 5, 2020
Hate to see this for Derek Kerstetter. Solid college career probably just ended. That's gruesome, man.
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) December 5, 2020
I have no words. I feel awful for Derek Kerstetter. Just awful.
— Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) December 5, 2020
Plenty of Kerstetter’s Texas teammates came to his side in what turned out to be a very emotional moment. He was eventually carted off the field by the medical staff.
There’s a good chance this is the last time Kerstetter suits up for the Longhorns this season.
Teammates rush from the sideline to support Derek Kerstetter as he's carted off the field pic.twitter.com/s38Yahdh5v
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) December 5, 2020
Before he was carted completely off the field, the veteran offensive lineman gave Texas fans an encouraging sign. Kerstetter flashed ‘Horns Up’ as he left the field on a cart. Take a look below.
Texas OL Derek Kerstetter threw up the Horns as he was being carted off the field.
— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) December 5, 2020
The Texas offensive lineman has been one of the most reliable lineman in college football these past few years.
We’re certainly hoping Kerstetter can make a complete recovery.