Texas linebacker Dalton Santos announced on Monday that he will transfer elsewhere to play his senior season. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman)

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Texas LB Dalton Santos undergoes procedure on injured ankle

Posted September 3rd, 2015

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Texas linebacker Dalton Santos underwent a medical procedure on his injured ankle on Thursday and his long-term status is now in doubt.

Santos’ father tweeted a photo and added, “Bout to go get ankle fixed prayers needed!”

A UT spokesman did not have an immediate update on when Santos might return. He had 12 tackles in 10 games playing as a reserve last season. Freshman Malik Jefferson was already pegged to start at middle linebacker against No. 11 Notre Dame.

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Coach Charlie Strong did not indicate anyone else would miss Saturday’s season opener because of injury. “When I think about guys that are not going to play is Santos, but as far as guys that are dinged, we’re going to be a healthy team going into South Bend,” Strong said.

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