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Texas LT Connor Williams to undergo surgery, no return timetable set

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The left knee injury that ended Connor Williams’ night early on Saturday will require surgery.

NCAA Football: Big 12 Media Days Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns will be without star left tackle Connor Williams for the foreseeable future.

After suffering an apparent left knee injury in the second quarter of Saturday’s 27-24 double overtime loss to No. 4 USC, an MRI on Sunday has revealed that the All-American Williams “sustained a sprain of the medial and posterior collateral ligaments,” as well as a meniscus tear, which will require surgery, Texas announced Sunday evening.

"Longhorn team doctors have determined that the junior All-American left tackle sustained a sprain of the medial and posterior collateral ligaments in his left knee. Williams also sustained a meniscus tear, which he is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on in the next week to 10 days. There is no timetable on his return at this point and a further update will be provided following surgery."

Williams, a junior, is the Longhorns only offensive team captain, and is widely projected as a first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.