Injury bug bites TCU yet again with starting WR TY Slanina done for year

If TCU's going to go 12-1 again and repeat as co-conference champions, they're going to have to do it despite the most epic wave of injuries hitting any Big 12 team.

After saying following Saturday's heart-stopping win over Texas Tech that wide receiver junior Ty Slanina was likely done for the season with a broken collarbone suffered in the first half, Gary Patterson confirmed Slanina's absence Monday, per multiple reports. The junior's 2015 campaign ends with 11 receptions for 134 yards, the latter good to tie for third on the team.

A two-year starter at the team's "Y" position, Slanina started 12 games for TCU in 2014, finishing fifth among Frogs in both receptions and receiving yards. 

Slanina had this to say on Twitter:

If there's any silver lining to Slanina's absence -- and there's not much of one -- it's that TCU has far more able bodies on offense than defense right now. Five different projected Horned Frog defensive starters have either been potentially ruled out for the season through injury (Sammy Douglas, James McFarland, Ranthony Texada), taken an indefinite personal leave (Mike Freeze), or are serving an indefinite suspension following arrest (Mike Tuaua). Star defensive tackle Davion Pierson returned from injury to make an appearancevs. Texas Tech, but did not record a statistic.

The Horned Frogs won't have any time to lick their wounds; they host Texas this Saturday as 14.5-point favorites.  

Ty Slanina caught 11 passes for 134 yards in four 2015 games. (USATSI)
Ty Slanina caught 11 passes for 134 yards in four 2015 games. (USATSI)
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