Gary Patterson expects to have TCU RB Kyle Hicks back against WVU

TCU running back Kyle Hicks is expected to start working back into the rotation this week against West Virginia, coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday.

Hicks left the Horned Frogs game against SMU in Week 3 with an undisclosed injury. He missed the Frogs’ game at Oklahoma State before the bye week, but Patterson said he hopes to have Hicks back on the field on a limited basis against the Mountaineers.

“I hope so. Yep. He was out practicing [last week],” Patterson said. “I think we just have to be smart. I don’t think it needs to be a 20-25 carry game with him. I think he needs to work himself back into all of it.”

Hicks was listed as the co-starter on the depth chart this week, along with sophomores Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua. That’s how the depth chart has looked since the start of the season.

In Hicks’ absence, Anderson has taken the bulk of the carries. He had 26 carries against the Cowboys for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Olonilua

“It’s good to have a guy like Darius that’s really come on,” Patterson said. “And Sewo and [Kenedy] Snell. [Shaun] Nixon’s had a couple reps. So it’ll be by committee as it’s always been.”

TCU and West Virginia play at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday. The game will be televised on FS1.

This story will be updated.

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