For the second time in as many days, the Longhorns lost aomeone to an injury. This time it was junior wide receiver Jaxon Shipley, who sustained a strained hamstring Thursday according to head football athletic trainer Kenny Boyd.
Boyd stated that although the injury is minor, they will proceed with caution and Shipley’s availability will be determined on a day-to-day basis. His status for the upcoming spring game is unknown.
Shipley's injury comes on the heels of Cayleb Jones being charged with felony aggravated assault of a Texas tennis player stemming from a Feb. 26 incident in downtown Austin. Shipley is one of two returning starting wide receivers, the other being senior Mike Davis. Shipley caught 59 passes for 737 yards and six touchdowns last season.
Freshman lineman Jake Raulerson underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday evening and is out for the spring. Both Shipley and Raulerson are expected to make full recoveries well before the fall.