Injury hits LB after he'd regained eligibility
Texas Tech outside linebacker Chris Payne will miss spring football practice with a torn Achilles tendon, defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said, an injury that jeopardizes whether Payne can be an option in the 2014 season.
It’s a harsh turn of events for Payne, who had regained his eligibility after being academically ineligible for the 2013 season.
“He was in the groove and back in the mix,” Wallerstedt said. “One of the days during offseason workouts, he just popped it.”