Gary Patterson gave a small update on Shawn Robinson and KaVontae Turpin during Monday’s Big 12 Teleconference, but there wasn’t much to relay to the public, yet.
#TCU's Gary Patterson said on the Big 12 coaches call that QB Shawn Robinson has yet to get "an MRI or anything" after leaving Saturday's contest vs. #IowaState. WR KaVontae Turpin is also "fine" aside from the stitches he received on his face from reversed targeting hit.— Dean Straka (@dwstraka49) October 1, 2018
Robinson suffered an injury with just a few minutes remaining in the game Saturday night. After faking a handoff, Robinson tucked the ball and ran to the left, off-tackle, where he was hit hard after a minimal gain. He stayed down for several minutes in obvious pain before being helped off the field and heading straight to the locker room.
That Turpin is “fine” after the hit he took Saturday, apart from stitches, is a minor miracle, considering that he took the full force of Datrone Young’s tackle directly to the side of his head.
More information may be coming about Robinson, should he get an MRI done in the next few days, but it’s unrealistic to expect Patterson to comment on injuries much, as he rarely does. Patterson reiterated this Saturday night after the game.
“You guys, I’m never going to talk about injuries, number one,” Patterson said in his post game presser, responding to a question about Robinson’s status. He went on to note that he would be frustrated, should Robinson be out for a significant amount of time.
“But I’ll be honest, I’m not going to be very happy after he was hurt, because I had talked about rotating and doing things,” Patterson said. “If he’s done, I’m not going to be very happy, just to be honest with you. Because I had conversations.”
The bye week seems to come at a good time for the Frogs, as it gives Robinson, Turpin, and a few others - including Niko Small and Cordel Iwuagwu - time to get healthy before Texas Tech comes to town on October 11th.