AUGUST 11, 2015 - Texas #35, Edwin Freeman, during Longhorn practice held at the University of Texas' Frank Denius Field in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas LB Ed Freeman out 6-8 weeks

Posted September 21st, 2015

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Texas freshman linebacker Ed Freeman is out 6-8 weeks with a right shoulder injury, he told the American-Statesman on Monday.

Freeman added that an X-ray later in the day will determine if surgery is required.

The injury, which occurred in Saturday’s loss to Cal, initially appeared to be a tactic to slow Cal’s offense. Freeman collapsed to the ground inside the red zone, agitating Cal quarterback Jared Goff.

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Freeman said the injury happened on the previous play and that coaches instructed him to fall down so he could leave the game.

Freeman, of Arlington Bowie, is a starter in Texas’ three-linebacker set. He has seven tackles and two tackles for loss. Anthony Wheeler is listed behind Freeman at weakside linebacker.

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