Posted September 23rd, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Bad news on the injury front. As was rumored over the weekend, Texas linebacker [tag]Jared Norton[/tag] needs season-ending surgery on his shoulder and is done for the year. Read the official university release below:

After further evaluation of the right shoulder injury that Longhorn senior linebacker Jared Norton sustained in UT’s season-opening victory over ULM, it was determined that he will need to have season ending surgery, Texas Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd said on Monday.

Norton, who registered six tackles against ULM, will apply for a medical redshirt year in hopes of returning for the 2010 season. The 6-foot-3, 237-pounder has played in 38 career games, starting nine, and posted 128 tackles, 4.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss.

He started seven of 13 games and had 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks and four TFL last year and played in 12 games, starting one, with 53 tackles, two sacks and four TFL as a sophomore in 2007. As a true freshman in 2006, Norton played in 12 games and registered 15 stops and one TFL.

“It’s disappointing not being out there with my teammates especially with this being my senior year,” Norton said. “I’ve been through this process before, so I know how to deal with it.

“I’m just going to work hard rehabbing and focus on my schoolwork and getting my degree. Hopefully, the rehab will go well and I can come back next year and help lead the team to another
successful season.”

Good luck to Jared in his recovery.


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