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Several Horns sidelined with medical issues

Posted July 19th, 2013

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Several prominent Longhorn football players, including starting wide receivers Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley, and preseason All-Big 12 cornerback Quandre Diggs, will be limited at the start of fall practice for various injuries but are expected back for the season opener, UT announced Friday night.

Diggs and Shipley, as well as junior safety Josh Turner, had “recent procedures to address limited hip injuries,” the Longhorns said in a release. Texas said Davis underwent hernia surgery “recently” and “will be limited as the start of preseason training camp but is expected to be at full speed and ready to go for the season opener.”

Texas also announced that senior linebacker Demarco Cobbs had right knee surgery and will be out for the start of camp but is expected to return to practice “near the end of that session.”

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The Longhorns will report for camp on Aug. 4 and begin practicing on Aug. 5. The season opener is Aug. 31 against New Mexico State.

Several players have been released for full participation, Texas also announced. They include defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (right shoulder/pectoral muscle) offensive guard Trey Hopkins (lower left leg), offensive tackle Josh Cochran (lower left leg) and linebacker Tevin Jackson (right shoulder).

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