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Texas Starter Cade Brewer Diagnosed With Concussion

Texas TE Cade Brewer celebrates a touchdown reception.

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Cade Brewer #80 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Texas tight end Cade Brewer is expected to make a big jump into the starting lineup in his upcoming junior year. Unfortunately, he just suffered a serious setback with an injury.

On Tuesday, Brewer suffered a concussion in practice and has now entered the concussion protocol. In a release from the school, the Longhorns said that Brewer will return to action when cleared.

“He will continue to be treated and evaluated and will return to action when he is cleared,” the school said in the release.

There's no timetable on a return from a concussion. But with Texas' opener against Louisiana Tech just eight days away, it's safe to say his status for Week 1 could be in jeopardy.

In his two years at Texas, Cade Brewer has 11 receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

Last year he appeared in only two games, catching two passes for 19 yards.

But with last year's starter Andrew Beck now gone, Brewer should see substantially more reps.

To make matters worse, Texas is having a serious problem with injuries heading into the season. Starters Keaontay Ingram, Zach Shackelford, and Brennan Eagles are all sidelined for the time being.

How will head coach Tom Herman adjust for the missing starters with so little time left to prepare?