TCU Coach Gary Patterson updates status of injured Horned Frogs prior to Baylor game

Kicker Jonathan Song is available after Brandon Hatfield missed three field goals last week, and running back Kyle Hicks is probable after tweaking an ankle against Texas Tech. Video by Matthew Martinez.
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Kicker Jonathan Song is available after Brandon Hatfield missed three field goals last week, and running back Kyle Hicks is probable after tweaking an ankle against Texas Tech. Video by Matthew Martinez.
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TCU expects Hicks, Carraway to play against Baylor

November 01, 2016 03:29 PM

TCU coach Gary Patterson declared it “probable” Tuesday that running back Kyle Hicks and defensive end Josh Carraway, two key starters who missed extensive stretches of last week’s 27-24 loss to Texas Tech, will return to the lineup for Saturday’s game at No. 13 Baylor.

“I think both of them are probable,” Patterson said at Tuesday’s news conference.

Hicks, the team’s leading rusher (597 yards, 7 TDs), had only four carries for 15 yards against the Red Raiders after sustaining an ankle injury in the first half. Carraway, a senior who leads the team in tackles for losses (8.5), missed multiple series in the Tech game with an undisclosed injury but stressed at Tuesday’s news conference that he is ready to play against Baylor.

“I’m great. I feel 100 percent,” Carraway said. “I will play, for sure.”

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Patterson said the Frogs’ ground game struggled at times without Hicks, an Arlington Martin graduate he described as “our best player.” Hicks also shares the TCU team lead in receptions (31).

“If he can, I’ll promise you this much. He’ll play,” Patterson said of Hicks. “He’s a tough dude. He’s all-in.”

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