Texas Longhorns backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert is done for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery, the Austin-American Statesman's Kirk Bohls reported Tuesday. According to Bohls, a MRI showed Gilbert's shoulder was damaged during Texas' Week 1 game against the Rice Owls.
Gilbert had tumbled down the depth chart since being named the team's opening-week starter. He didn't play well against Rice, completing only 56 percent of his passes, and lost his job the next week against the BYU Cougars after throwing two interceptions in eight attempts. He fell behind both Case McCoy and David Ash, who rotate in and out, so Gilbert's chances of seeing the field this year were very slim even without this injury news.
A true junior, Gilbert may be able to apply for an extra year of eligibility via a medical redshirt.
For more on Gilbert and the Horns, visit Texas Longhorns blog Burnt Orange Nation.