Texas Tech wide receivers Javon Bell and Bradley Marquez are both out for the season with the injuries they suffered last week, Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville announced Monday.
The two are the team's fourth- and fifth-leading receivers, Bell with 17 receptions for 269 yards and a touchdown and Marquez with 16 catches for 172 yards and a touchdown.
Bell suffered a broken foot last week in practice and will need surgery, Tuberville said. Marquez suffered a right knee injury while covering a punt in Tech's 49-14 upset Saturday of West Virginia.
"We do have depth there," Tuberville said. "We're not in panic mode, (but) we can't afford anything else."
The fact Bell and Marquez play the same position in Tech's offense -- flanker -- necessitates some juggling of the rotation. Darrin Moore is the starter, and took nearly all the snaps Saturday after Marquez went down in the first half.
Marcus Kennard can swing between both outside spots and took a few snaps at flanker afterr Marquez's injury. Tuberville said inside receiver Alex Torres, who spent much of his career at flanker, can go back to that spot with Austin Zouzalik moving back up the list of inside receivers.
"They're kind of ace in the hole," Tuberville said of the two seniors.
In both the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Zouzalik caught more than 30 passes for more than 400 yards, but he's had only three catches this season in limited playing time on offense.
Tuberville said redshirt freshman Derreck Edwards is not an option. Edwards is still trying to get his academics in order, Tuberville said, which has kept him from suiting up the last three games.
Marquez's injury is not an anterior cruciate ligament tear, Tuberville said.
"It's other small damage in there that they're going to have to repair, and it's going to keep him out," Tuberville said. "Fortunately, it won't be as a long recovery for Bradley."
Starting cornerback Cornelius Douglas and tight end Jace Amaro, both injured against West Virginia, are questionable for this week's game at TCU. Douglas suffered a knee sprain on the first series, and backup Bruce Jones played well in his place the rest of the game.
Players are off on Monday, and Tuberville said the defensive staff will be in wait-and-see mode whether Douglas can practice this week.
"It's good that Bruce has played some," Tuberville said. "I hate to lose Corn in these games coming up, and we might not. It just depends on how he responds."
A West Virginia linebacker blasted Amaro in the upper body as the tight end extended to make a catch. Tuberville said Amaro did not have any rib fracture, but was hospitalized after the game.
"They just put him in there to make sure he gets observation," Tuberville said. "Even when I went out there on the field, he wasn't in good shape. When you get hit in the stomach ... he was pretty rough."
If Amaro can't go this week, redshirt freshman Cameron Wright from Cooper would be his replacement. Wright, a regular on the kickoff-return team, got a few snaps on offense late in Saturday's game. The redshirt freshman was second-team All-South Plains and Class 3A second-team all-state as a Cooper senior in 2010.