Texas freshman offensive lineman Camrhon Hughes suffered a torn ACL in his right knee playing pick-up basketball, the school announced in a news release. He will have reconstructive surgery and will redshirt the 2012 season.
Hughes, who checks in at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, enrolled in January to get a head start with his football career, and his chances of factoring into the depth chart increased with the recent news of Paden Kelley's decision to quit football. But now he'll be relegated to rehab and the hopes of a full recovery by the time preparation for the 2013 season rolls around.
Hughes, whose brother Naashon Hughes (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights) is a 2013 Texas commitment, was one of four offensive linemen the Longhorns signed in 2012.
This is the second stroke of bad luck that has come his way in the past months. His house burned down in the early morning hours of Nov. 10 while he and his family were asleep inside. Everyone was able to escape unharmed.