Texas Tech outside linebacker Terrance Bullitt will return to the lineup this week, according to Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville.
In Saturday’s season opener, Bullitt injured the same shoulder that caused him trouble throughout last season, but Tuberville implied it was more a scare than anything else.
“He’ll be fine,” Tuberville said Monday. “He’ll practice this week. No structural damage at all, so glad to see that.”
Last year, Bullitt’s shoulder popped out of joint during preseason practice, again in game eight against Iowa State and he had surgery on it after the season. Playing hurt and with a shoulder brace, he still finished fourth on the team in tackles (56) and first in tackles for loss (91/2).
“Last year, his shoulder was gone and he chose to play because we had nobody,” Tuberville said. “But his shoulder is still stable (now). It’s not loose. It scared him more than anything. But he’s been in the training room and he’ll practice (Monday), so that’s good news.”