After getting rolled up on early, the Longhorns receiver fought through it to grab a touchdown pass, but he had to leave the game in the second half due to injury.
On Saturday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium, Texas Longhorns sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy departed the game with a lower leg injury and played the second half in a walking boot.
Worthy was injured in the first half when he was rolled up on while attempting a perimeter block, but he continued to play despite the pain. He caught a 39-yard touchdown pass, his first of the 2022 season, but he also dropped a pass that hit him in the chest and had a shot play tipped away by a Texas Tech defender.
Worthy caught three passes for 50 yards and the touchdown in the first half, but he battled in the second quarter and did not return. The Longhorns offense has struggled to make vertical plays in the passing game without their top receiver from last year.
Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian announced after their overtime loss that an X-ray on Worthy’s calf came up negative.
Senior defensive lineman Moro Ojomo of the Longhorns had to sit out with an ankle injury he sustained during practice.