Texas QB Shane Buechele to have surgery to repair torn adductor muscle

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Texas QB Shane Buechele to have surgery to repair torn adductor muscle

The Texas Longhorns quarterback room was plagued with injuries throughout the entire 2017 season, and that’s not changing as the offseason gets underway.

During the Longhorns 33-16 Texas Bowl victory over Missouri on Dec. 27, sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele suffered a torn adductor muscle in his hip. Buechele will undergo surgery to repair the torn muscle on Thursday, but is expected to be healthy in time for spring practice in early march, the school announced on Wednesday.

During his second season in Austin, Buechele started seven games as he split reps with freshman Sam Ehlinger, which began as early as Buechele missing the San Jose State and USC game’s after suffering a bruised shoulder in the season-opener against Maryland.

That became a theme for Texas throughout 2017, as Buechele and Ehlinger each battled injures, as well as battled for supremacy as the team’s starting quarterback.

As a sophomore, Buechele completed 137 of his 213 attempts for 1,405 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions.

Once healthy again, Buechele is expected to compete with Ehlinger for the Longhorns starting quarterback job, yet again.

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