What is it with current Longhorns and former Longhorns and pectoral muscles?
The Washington Post reports that former Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson, a second-year member of the Washington Redskins, likely will miss three to five months after tearing his left pectoral muscle on the first day of training camp. As a rookie last year, Robinson’s season ended with a similar injury to his right pec in a Thanksgiving game against the Dallas Cowboys.
If Robinson’s woes with the muscles in his upper chest sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.
Current Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat recently was cleared to practice after suffering a season-ending pectoral injury against Oklahoma last October. It also was his second pectoral injury, the first coming in the 2011 regular-season finale against Texas A&M. In case you missed, here’s what Jeffcoat had to say about his situation at the Big 12 Media Days earlier this week.
If that’s not enough coincidence, there’s more. Former Longhorn defensive end Brian Orakpo, the Redskins’ first-round pick in 2009, had his 2011 and 2012 seasons cut short by injuries to his left pectoral. Orakpo is healthy and good to go in 2013.
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