The Texas offense will be without a couple of its pieces for the rest of spring practice. Coach Tom Herman told the media after practice on Thursday that both running back Chris Warren and center Zach Shackelford will both miss the remainder of spring practice. Both suffered season-ending injuries last year.
Warren has returned to the lineup earlier this spring following last season’s PCL injury, but pulled a hamstring in practice and will be held out. Shackelford missed all of his freshman season after suffering an ankle injury in fall camp, and it looks like he will miss the rest of spring practice due to an ankle injury once again.
Both players are expected to be big pieces for the Longhorn’s offense in 2017. Chris Warren is a playmaker in the backfield and is expected to pick up most of the slack now that D’Onta Foreman is headed to the NFL. Shackelford was expected to start at center as a true freshman last season before his injury, and is once again expected to start in 2017.
While both are expected back by the fall, there are concerns growing on whether or not they can stay healthy. Hopefully those concerns are put to rest this season.