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Texas TE Cade Brewer diagnosed with concussion

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The junior is expected to serve as the Longhorns starting tight end in 2019.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 11 Kansas at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the 2019 season just days away, yet another key piece of the Texas Longhorns projected starting cast is now working through an injury, as junior tight end Cade Brewer suffered a concussion in practice on Tuesday and has entered the concussion protocol, the school announced on Thursday.

“He will continue to be treated and evaluated and will return to action when he is cleared,” the school said in the release.

Brewer now joins other projected starters safety Caden Sterns (ankle), running back Keaontay Ingram (knee), center Zach Shackelford (knee), and wide receiver Brennan Eagles (elbow) on the injury list. Safety DeMarvion Overshown, who’s projected to play a key role in Texas’ two deep and various sub-packages, is working through a minor neck injury, as well. Furthermore, Brewer becomes the latest Texas tight end added to the injury list, as true freshman Jared Wiley suffered a minor knee injury during Saturday’s scrimmage.

However, depending upon how long it takes Brewer to clear the concussion protocol, Texas is expected each back for the season opener against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.

If Brewer is unable to suit up for the season opener, expect Texas to turn to redshirt sophomore Reese Leitao.