Texas Running Back Tre' Newton Suffers Career-Ending Injury
Brown did not get into specifics about the injury, but said it was some type of head injury that ended Newton's two-year career. Brown said team doctors met with Newton and his parents Saturday afternoon before the Longhorns' game against Oklahoma State. The Longhorns reserve back was knocked out of Nov. 6 game at Kansas State with a concussion and did not play during this past Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.
Newton, a sophomore, is expected to meet with the media Monday to discuss his injury and what's next.
"He is a great young man and has been fighting a head injury," Brown said. "He has done everything we've asked him to here. He's been an outstanding player for us, he's won ball games."
The sophomore was the Longhorns' starter earlier in the season and finished last year as their top rusher with 552 yards and six touchdowns. He had 229 yards and three touchdowns on 64 carries in eight games this season.
Newton will remain on scholarship and will continue to help the program, perhaps as a student coach, Brown said.