Bryant Jackson out with foot fracture

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Another wide receiver went down for the Horns on Sunday.

Just as the Texas Longhorns started to welcome back starting wide receivers Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley back from offseason injuries, the Horns suffered another blow on Sunday when junior Bryant Jackson suffered a fractured right foot, the school announced on Monday.

The Sulphur Springs product came to Texas as a defensive back, but made the move to offense and caught eight passes for 140 yards as a sophomore last season. Expected to compete for a spot in the rotation this season, there is no current timetable for Jackson's return.

The only other significant injury suffered by a Texas player in fall camp? Sophomore Marcus Johnson's MCL sprain less than a week ago. There's no timetable for his return, either.

Along with the departure of Cayleb Jones before the season and an ankle injury to sophomore Kendall Sanders in practice, Texas has been short on wide receivers this fall at a time when new play caller Major Applewhite is planning on using more receivers in his offense.

Throw in the fact that Jackson is one of the few taller receivers ready to play in an attack that will demand better perimeter blocking from the receivers and the loss is more significant than simply a bit contributor expected to catch a handful of passes on the season.

It's not as bad as a starting tackle going down with a similar injury, but it isn't insignificant, either.

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