Texas Football: Isaiah Neyor ‘expected’ to make full return by August

Isaiah Neyor, Texas football
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One of the most important players that Texas football will be getting back from injury in 2023 is the rising redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Neyor. The former Wyoming Cowboys transfer is coming off an ACL tear that he, unfortunately, suffered in a scrimmage last fall camp.

Neyor wound up missing the entirety of the 2022 season, which would’ve been his first playing in a Texas uniform. That knee injury also saw the Longhorns absent one of its biggest weapons at the skill positions last fall.

An injury update that was provided for Neyor a few weeks ago from Inside Texas/On Texas Football noted that he was expected to make a return to running drills ahead of the start of spring ball.

And it appears to be the case that Neyor has made a “light” return to running drills in the midst of winter workouts for the Longhorns.

Inside Texas reports that Texas football WR Isaiah Neyor could be cleared in time to return for fall camp

According to a report from Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas on Jan. 23 (paid content), Neyor is “doing light straight-line sprints” in winter workouts this month. Neyor reportedly is “nowhere close to full speed” in the workouts he’s taking part in at the moment, though.

It sounds like Neyor will continue increasing his workload in workouts and rehab through spring ball and summer workouts. And the plan reportedly is that Neyor will be “fully cleared to return” for the Longhorns by August as fall camp approaches.

This IT report explicitly states that this recovery timeline for Neyor “isn’t set in stone”. It is an idea of what the timeline for Neyor to return to full contact drills will be ahead of the 2023 season.

Neyor was figured to be an extremely important part of the offense as the projected starting boundary receiver last fall. Assuming he’s able to return to some form close to what he was as a standout boundary receiver at Wyoming prior to the knee injury he suffered last preseason, he will be a big part of the offense next season.

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Texas is currently in the midst of winter workouts, which began within the last 10 days upon the start of the spring semester. Spring ball is now a little more than a month away from beginning, with the spring football game set to take place on April 15.