The injuries just keep mounting for the Texas Longhorns. This summer has seen Texas lose a wide variety of key players due to injury, and now it looks like one of their starting offensive linemen may miss time.
According to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, center Zach Shackelford suffered a sprained foot and will miss some practice time. Per the report, a Texas official said Shackelford should be good to go in the opener against Louisiana Tech.
Shackelford is heading into his fourth year with the Longhorns. He has started 27 of 40 games played since joining the team in 2016.
Last year Zach Shackelford earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors after starting 10 games for Texas. He was named to several pre-season watch and award lists.
Texas C Zach Shackelford has a sprained foot and will some practice time. A UT official says he should be back by the opener.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) August 14, 2019
Injuries are taking their toll on the Longhorns this summer. Today alone, walk-on running back Jaren Watkins was taken to the hospital with an undisclosed injury.
Several days ago, running back Kirk Johnson suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out for about six weeks.
Top running back Keontay Ingram is also injured.
Hopefully the Longhorns can avoid any further injuries the rest of the summer. They are only 17 days away from their opener, and just 24 days from a huge game against LSU.