The injury bug has bit the Texas Longhorns early in preseason camp. Freshman wide receiver Troy Omeire has been generating a ton of buzz since reporting to campus and has been performing at a high level since camp started according to observers. Omeire is now expected to be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a knee injury yesterday during the team’s first scrimmage of camp.
Per Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods, Omeire tore his ACL during the scrimmage and has no time table for a return at this time.
Texas freshman receiver Troy Omeire tore his ACL during Saturday's scrimmage and is out indefinitely, according to my sources. Omeire was a major standout during training camp and expected to contribute this season.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 16, 2020
On Sunday afternoon, the school confirmed the news after Omeire acknowledged on Twitter that some kind of injury occurred.
this a little setback .. ill be back better than i ever was. https://t.co/QgLCviONsQ— t o (@troyomeire) August 16, 2020
This is unfortunate break for the Longhorns as it was looking like Omeire was primed to be an early contributor when the season kicked off. The Longhorns do have good numbers at the position, so they are fortunate in that regard, but Omeire definitely had everybody excited to see how he would perform under the lights on Saturdays this fall.
Omeire will miss the 2020 season with the non-contact injury.