During the third quarter of Saturday’s Iowa State game, Turpin tried to plant his left leg while being tackled. It twisted awkwardly and he needed assistance leaving the field. He used crutches to get around campus on Monday.
On Sunday night, a sympathetic tweet was sent out by Blaine McDaniel, a receiver at The Woodlands Christian Academy, a college preparatory school north of Houston.
McDaniel posted that Turpin has a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
Patterson did not give specifics at Monday’s Big 12 coaches conference call, but he made clear that Turpin is hurt.
“Obviously he has a leg injury,” Patterson said. “Hopefully we’ll get him back in the future.”
Turpin posted a Snapchat story Sunday night that included a photo of him in a knee brace.