Earlier today, Texas football fans might have become alarmed at tweets from beat reporters stating that EMS personnel had arrived at practice. One of the Longhorn players reportedly had to be treated, but no other info was available.
Now, we have an update. Fortunately, it’s a positive one for the team and walk-on running back Jaren Watkins.
Texas revealed tonight that Watkins, a redshirt sophomore, was treated by paramedics for an undisclosed “minor” injury and transported to the hospital.
He has since been treated and released.
Texas announces that RB Jaren Watkins, a sophomore walk-on, was the player treated by EMS today for a minor injury and taken to the hospital as a precaution. He was treated and released.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 13, 2019
The 5-foot-5, 160-pound Watkins is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.
It is always a scary thing when you hear a player has gotten hurt and an ambulance is involved. That’s why we’re happy everyone can breathe a sigh of relief at the news that Watkins is fine.
Hopefully he is able to get back on the field soon.