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Jordan Hicks Out For Spring With Fractured Foot

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Texas sophomore linebacker Jordan HIcks, expected to compete for a starting position this fall, will miss the rest of spring practice with a fractured right foot, according to a release from the university.

Hicks didn't receive much playing time as a freshman, but did fill in ably in the Nebraska game when called upon for lengthy duty. He was also consistently tabbed as one of the top performers in the first half of spring practice and is expected to make major strides this fall.

The top two linebackers are still likely Keenan Robinson and Emmanuel Acho, both seniors, but Hicks was in the mix with the two and would probably be a starter if the Longhorns had a depth chart at the moment. It's still unclear how much nickel Manny Diaz will play, which would impact Hicks whether or not Hicks starts in the fall and how much he might play.

Fractures of the foot typically take 6-8 weeks to heal, meaning that Hicks should be back to full speed by the start of fall camp in August.