Garrett Gilbert undergoes season-ending surgery

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Texas has announced that Garrett Gilbert will miss the remainder of the 2011 football season after undergoing shoulder surgery Tuesday morning.

Gilbert, who entered the season as the starting quarterback but only lasted a game and a half, injured his shoulder during the Longhorns’ opener against Rice, says UT head athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd.

“He had symptoms, but was not affected in practice leading up to BYU,” Boyd said. “After that, it got progressively worse.”

Gilbert, too, noticed a digression.

“My shoulder was getting progressively worse and when the doctors did an MRI last week, their recommendation was for me to get it fixed,” he said.

A junior, Gilbert could apply for a medical hardship at the end of his career and thus have two years of eligibility left. Transferring schools could be an option.