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Texas safety BJ Foster to undergo surgery on shoulder he injured during 2019 season

Foster is expected to be back for summer conditioning

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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.

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.