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Texas LB Edwin Freeman undergoes triceps surgery, will miss rest of spring practice

Posted April 8th, 2018

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Texas linebacker Edwin Freeman underwent surgery on his triceps injury last Wednesday and will miss the rest of spring practice, the school announced late Sunday.

Freeman initially suffered the injury during the Christmas break, UT coach Tom Herman told reporters last week. Then, Freeman aggravated the injury during practice. Trainers essentially held him out of workouts as a precaution to make a further diagnosis.

Freeman, a 6-foot-1, 250-pounder from Arlington, is heading into his senior season this fall. He’s played in 29 career games with five starts and 67 total tackles.

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The linebacker position is suddenly without two of its veterans. Gary Johnson, a projected starter, is sidelined the rest of spring ball with a groin injury. Freeman was serving as his backup.

Also on Sunday, Texas announced that defensive back P.J. Locke III suffered a “stinger” injury — something akin to a pinched nerve in one’s neck. He will be evaluated again prior to Tuesday’s practice. His status is day-to-day.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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