Texas Longhorns wide receiver Jaxon Shipley has a strained hamstring according to Texas athletics. Here is the full release:
Junior wide receiver Jaxon Shipley sustained a strained hamstring in Thursday’s practice, Texas Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd said. Though the injury is minor, Boyd said they will proceed cautiously with Shipley and his availability will be determined on a day-to-day basis.
When a wide receiver suffers a hamstring injury, that isn’t a good thing. Injuries happen and that’s why you have depth on your roster. It sounds like the training staff is taking every precaution to ensure that Jaxon Shipley stays healthy and is ready to go in the fall. That being said, even though Texas classifies this injury as minor, I wouldn’t expect him to be too involved in spring practices until the spring game. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to be nagging for football players and what seems to be minor can hold players out for many weeks during the season.