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Texas S Erik Huhn to undergo knee surgery

The Horns have lost the safety for the year

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The injury issues continue for Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman safety Erik Huhn, who announced on Twitter that he will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Wednesday:

The last two years have been difficult for the Cibolo Steele product -- he tore his ACL on one of the first plays of his senior season when he landed awkwardly coming down with an interception, spent his redshirt freshman season rehabbing from an offseason shoulder injury, and then missed the spring game due to injury.

A 6'3, 207-pounder, Huhn didn't dress for the game against North Texas and it wasn't clear that he participated at all during fall camp, though the coaches don't always update injuries to the players on the fringes of the roster.

Ranked as a consensus three-star prospect out of high school, Huhn earned his Texas offer during the summer prior to his senior season when he proved during a summer camp that he could excel in man coverage after spending most of his high school career playing zone.

And though Huhn says that he'll try to come back, the fact that he's been injured almost constantly for two years now doesn't bode well for his odds of ever seeing the field for the Horns.