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Texas Longhorns football: Pre-camp injury report

Several high-profile players will be limited at the start of camp.

Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Longhorns opted to wait until Friday evening to send out what should be the final injury report before the team starts fall camp on August 5, revealing that senior wide receiver Mike Davis, junior cornerback Quandre Diggs, and junior wide receiver Jaxon Shipley will be among those limited at the start of practice.

Davis recently underwent hernia surgery, while Diggs, Shipley, and junior safety Josh Turner all had what the team described as "lingering hip issues" that needed procedures. All three are expected to be healthy by the season opener, though the injuries do raise concerns about how healthy those players will be when the season does begin. And it should be obvious that Davis, Diggs, and Shipley will all play integral roles in any Texas success this season.

Additionally, the status of senior linebacker Demarco Cobbs was finally revealed after his knee injury against TCU last fall -- he too will be limited early, but should return to practice late in camp, though it does not seem likely that he will be ready to take the field against New Mexico State. He still has a redshirt year available should he and the team choose to use it, though that's probably an outside possibility for a player who will struggle to contribute this year even if healthy.

In the good news department, the other players who suffered injuries late last season or in the spring have all been cleared to participate fully in practice when it begins. Those players are senior offensive guard Trey Hopkins, senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, junior offensive tackle Josh Cochran, and junior linebacker Tevin Jackson.

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