McNeal will be limited in spring drills

Updated: January 10, 2004, 4:45 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M quarterback Reggie McNeal underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder and will be limited in spring drills.

"Dr. J.P. Bramhall performed the surgery and Reggie will be limited in the spring and probably unable to throw," coach Dennis Franchione said in a statement released Saturday.

McNeal, who started 11 of 12 games for the Aggies last season, had the surgery on Friday.

McNeal completed 113-of-221 passes for 1,782 yards and eight touchdowns. He was the second-leading rusher on the squad with 370 yards on the ground.

The Aggies currently have two walk-on quarterbacks on the roster. Ty Branyon, a redshirt freshman from Austin who played in one game in 2003, and T.J. Sanders, a true freshman from Goddard, Kan., who did not see any action last fall.

Freshman Stephen McGee, who graduated from high school at mid-term, is expected to enroll at A&M and be eligible for spring drills.

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