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Major Injury Update For Texas Football

A Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

After losing in heartbreaking fashion to West Virginia, Texas bounced back with an impressive victory on the road against Texas Tech. Unfortunately, the schedule doesn't get any easier for the Longhorns, as a showdown with Iowa State awaits on Saturday.

The Cyclones are currently the No. 16 team in the nation, in large part because of their defense. While they present a tough challenge to the Longhorns, the biggest issue for Tom Herman's roster is durability.

Cornerback Josh Thompson is already out for this weekend, yet he's not alone on the injury report. Starting wideout Collin Johnson, who missed the Texas Tech game, has been dealing with a knee injury, but his chances of playing continue to improve.

Safety Brandon Jones is also nursing an injury of his own, as his ankle has kept him out of action for two weeks. As of right now, he's a game-time decision for Saturday.

Despite all these injuries mounting up for Texas, Herman is confident that he'll have most of his team on the field against Iowa State.

The Longhorns and the Cyclones will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The game will be broadcast on the Longhorn Network.