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Texas career of WR Dorian Leonard likely over following foot fracture

Bad news for the senior, who had once again emerged as a starter in recent weeks.

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Texas Longhorns senior wide receiver Dorian Leonard is out for an indefinite period of time after suffering a Jones fracture in his foot in the win against the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday.

Following the game, Leonard received an X-ray that showed the fracture, head coach Tom Herman said in his post-game press conference.

There’s an outside chance that the 6’5, 205-pounder could return for a bowl game — the typical recovery time for such an injury is six to eight weeks — but in all likelihood, Leonard’s Longhorns career is now over.

After starting the last seven games in 2016 and finishing with 29 catches for 397 yards and three touchdowns, Leonard moved into the starting lineup once again for the Oklahoma State game and remained in that role until the injury. He had 18 catches for 147 yards this season.

The injury to Leonard will likely mean that the team’s leading receiver, sophomore Collin Johnson, will likely move back into the starting role. Johnson has 45 catches for 683 yards to lead the team in both categories. He’s also scored two touchdowns.