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Texas loses leading tackler to lacerated liver

Steve Edmond AP

Outside of a spine or neck injury, there’s no other injury in football more nausea-inducing than a lacerated (insert internal organ here).

Unfortunately, that’s the situation facing Texas and one of the most productive members of its defense.

In the second quarter of a 41-16 win over Texas Tech that kept them in the hunt for a Big 12 title, Longhorns linebacker Steve Edmond suffered an injury that forced him into the locker room and knocked him out for the remainder of the game.  Further evaluation determined that Edmond had suffered a lacerated liver on the play, the school confirmed Friday.

Edmond sustained the injury when he was hit by a Red Raider receiver on a (legal) crack-back block.  At least one UT coach, however, indicated that the play was dirty pool:

The junior will miss the regular-season finale against Baylor next weekend.  His availability for a bowl game is officially unknown, although it appears doubtful he will be back for any further 2013 games.

Entering Week 14, Edmond was leading the Longhorns in tackles.

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4 Responses to “Texas loses leading tackler to lacerated liver”
  1. cometkazie says: Nov 30, 2013 8:54 AM

    All the best for a speedy recovery, Steve!

  2. dhardy8207 says: Nov 30, 2013 9:11 AM

    OUCH!… The liver is a tough organ and can regenerate its own tissue after major surgery. More than likely he has a broken rib or two that lacerated the liver…

    Tough injury….hope that young man is back on the field in no time..

  3. thefiesty1 says: Nov 30, 2013 10:03 AM

    I knew it was bad when he went down. Hang in there buddy.

  4. cubano76 says: Nov 30, 2013 12:40 PM

    Get well young man. A lot of people are praying for you.

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