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Texas OG Patrick Hudson out for season with torn ACL

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The offensive line took another hit on Monday.

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The MRI results for Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman offensive guard Patrick Hudson came back on Monday evening, revealing that Hudson tore his ACL on Saturday against the San Jose State Spartans, the school announced.

The injury was first reported by Orangebloods.

The 6’5, 325-pounder was rapidly emerging as key depth along an offensive line that doesn’t have much of it. Now Hudson will be out for the season and faces a lengthy rehabilitation process that can be difficult for linemen.

Along with junior Elijah Rodriguez, Hudson is the second Texas offensive lineman to suffer a season-ending injury this fall.

The depth chart for USC lists junior Alex Anderson as the back up to junior Jake McMillon at right guard. Anderson is also listed as the back up to junior Patrick Vahe at left guard, illustrating the lack of depth for the ‘Horns.

Two of the available scholarship options on the inside if there is another injury, junior Terrell Cuney and sophomore Garrett Thomas, have both dealt with their own injury problems this fall. Freshman Derek Kerstetter is on track to redshirt and senior Garrett Graf only recently received his scholarship.