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.