Texas Longhorns safety BJ Foster is expected to be out for the spring as he undergoes surgery on the shoulder he injured last year, head coach Tom Herman announced today.
Foster is expected to return by the time summer conditioning rolls around. His doctors prolonged the date as they waited for his shoulder’s nerves to calm down for surgery.
Tom Herman said BJ Foster's shoulder surgery will cause him to miss spring practice. However, Foster should be back for summer conditioning— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) February 11, 2020
Texas football injury and position change update:— Jake García (@Jake_M_Garcia) February 11, 2020
BJ Foster set to undergo shoulder surgery.
Anthony Cook to nickel.
Overshown to WILL LB.
Ossai, Vaughns to play hybrid JACK position.
Roschon Johnson staying at RB.
Whittington will move to slot WR.
Epps to TE.
As a sophomore in 2019, Foster logged 22 tackles, 12 assists, 1.5 for a loss and one interception.
Once he’s recovered, there’s a chance Foster could return to the nickel if he wins the job over redshirt junior Josh Thompson, as Burnt Orange Nation noted this week.
Regardless, under new defensive coordinator Chris Ash’s leadership, the Texas Longhorns are stacked at the safety position, with Caden Sterns and Chris Brown likely starters.