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Texas WR Jaxon Shipley to miss time with hamstring injury

The Horns are hurting at wide receiver.

Stacy Revere

The Texas Longhorns have suffered their first injury of fall camp with the news that senior wide receiver Jaxon Shipley will miss time with a hamstring injury, according to multiple reports.

The leading returning receiver on the team has had hamstring issues in the past, as he missed some time during the spring of 2013 with a similar injury, and was also limited at the start of fall camp last year after tearing his groin muscle.

It's not yet known how long Shipley will be out, but he is expected to miss part of fall camp. And since hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger, it's something that could impact his final season in Austin.

Following the graduation of deep threat Mike Davis, Shipley was expected to step into the role of No. 1 receiver and appeared poised for a big senior season after his groin injury was never fully healed last year.

And with junior wide receiver Marcus Johnson limited at the moment after a surgical procedure, junior Daje Johnson suspended for at least one game, and junior Kendall Sanders and redshirt freshman Montrel Meander both dismissed after being charged with sexual assault, Texas is short on experienced wide receivers.

So although Shipley isn't expected to miss any game time at this point with his injury, it could slow him for parts of the season at a position where Texas can't afford to lose any more contributors.

Get healthy, Jaxon.