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Monday, April 20, 2009
Three Texas players undergo arthroscopic surgeries

By staff

Posted by's Tim Griffin

Three Texas players underwent successful post-spring athroscopic surgeries and should be back and ready when the team reports for practice later this summer.

Texas trainer Kenny Boyd said sophomore safety Blake Gideon (right shoulder), junior quarterback Sherrod Harris (left knee) and senior linebacker Jared Norton (right shoulder) all have had surgeries since the Longhorns finished spring practice on April 5.

All of the players should be ready to compete when the Longhorns report on Aug. 8, Boyd said.

But the surgeries still are significant because Gideon is projected as a starter in the Longhorns' secondary, Norton was listed as the starting middle linebacker and Harris is set to battle heralded incoming freshman Garrett Gilbert for the backup position behind Colt McCoy.

Arthroscopic surgeries today are considered relatively simple. And having the injured Longhorns take care of their surgeries should result in them being ready when Texas starts the season Sept. 5 against Louisiana-Monroe.