Jan. 12, 2012
Three Longhorn football players either have had or will undergo post-season surgeries, Longhorns Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd said on Thursday. All three will miss spring drills, but are expected to return for summer workouts and be available for the start of pre-season practice in August, Boyd added.
DE Jackson Jeffcoat, who originally sustained a left pectoral muscle injury at Texas A&M on Nov. 24, played through the injury at Baylor and in the Holiday Bowl. He saw limited action at Baylor, but played a significant role while posting a game-high two sacks and three tackles for loss in Texas' 21-10 win over Cal. He will undergo surgery on Monday to repair the ruptured pectoral muscle.
DB Adrian Phillips (right shoulder) and DT Greg Daniels (right shoulder) also worked through shoulder injuries. Both underwent successful surgery on Wednesday.
In addition, OG/TE Luke Poehlmann recently had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, but is expected to return for spring drills.
Texas will open spring practices on Thur., Feb. 23.