Houston Cougars defensive end Derek Parish will miss the rest of the 2022 season with a bicep injury, head coach Dana Holgorsen said. (Courtesy Houston Athletics)
Houston Cougars defensive end Derek Parish is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn bicep in UH’s win against Rice, head coach Dana Holgorsen said on Monday.
Parish, who went out of the game late in the second quarter against the Owls, will undergo surgery later this week, Holgorsen said. Parish has played all games this season with a club on his right hand after he tore his right ring finger just two days prior to the season opener against UTSA.
“It makes me sick,” Holgorsen said. “The year that he was having, team captain, you know just plays his tail off. Hasn’t been hurt since his freshman year in high school. Unfortunately, he is done.”
The Pearland native led the Cougars this season in sacks with five, 4.5 of which came in Houston’s Week 2 game against Texas Tech. Parish was also third on the team in total tackles with 19, and he was also tied for fourth in the country in tackles for loss at 8.5.