After appearing in only one game for Texas as a freshman, former four-star wide receiver Brennan Eagles is hoping for a breakout season in 2019. But he’ll have to get healthy soon, and that could be an obstacle.
According to Inside Texas, Eagles underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow to “clean up a high school injury.” Per the report, he is expected to be ready for the season opener against Louisiana Tech.
Expectations for Eagles are certainly high in Austin. Coming out of high school he was the No. 10 wide receiver in the country and the No. 6 prospect from the state of Texas, per 247Sports.
But as a freshman, Eagles was limited to one catch for 35 yards.
— Inside Texas (@InsideTexas) August 15, 2019
Injuries have been the name of the game for Texas this summer. Several players offensive players are already in question for the season opener.
This past week alone, three Texas players have suffered potentially significant injuries. Running back Kirk Johnson is out for several weeks with a shoulder injury, and center Zach Shackelford suffered a sprained foot. Additionally, running back Jaren Watkins was recently taken to the hospital with an unknown injury.
The Longhorns have a steep-enough climb up the Big 12 mountain even with a completely healthy team. But if they have any hopes of knocking off arch-rival Oklahoma, they’ll need all hands on deck.