In addition to the recent loss of senior linebacker Gary Johnson, the Texas Longhorns will also be without fellow senior linebacker Edwin Freeman for the rest of spring practice after Freeman underwent successful triceps surgery last Wednesday, the school revealed on Sunday.
The 6’2, 245-pounder has a chance to become a rotation player once again this fall due to lack of depth at the position, but the surgery is a significant setback given the available practice reps afforded by Johnson’s groin injury.
An Arlington Bowie product who arrived at Texas as a safety, Freeman started the final five games of his sophomore season and recorded 49 tackles that year, but saw his playing time decrease in 2017. Though Freeman recovered a fumble in the Texas Bowl against Missouri, he only recorded six tackles on the season.
Senior nickel back PJ Locke III is also undergoing evaluation after suffering a stinger during Saturday’s scrimmage. He’s currently listed as day to day.