Shipley awaits MRI results on knee

Updated: August 21, 2004, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- One of the Texas Longhorns' top freshmen may be lost for the season after injuring his knee.

Wide receiver Jordan Shipley watched Saturday's scrimmage with his leg wrapped and in crutches.

The former Burnet High School standout set state career records for catches (264), yards (5,424) and touchdowns (73). His yardage and TD marks both rank second nationally.

He said he intends to be back in time for spring practice.

"It's tough to watch and not be able to play," he said.

Bob Shipley, Jordan's father, confirmed that doctors fear his son tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a Thursday morning practice. Jordan Shipley underwent an MRI on Thursday afternoon, and results were expected Saturday.

"Jordan told me, 'I'm fine. If I have to have surgery, I'll be back next spring better than ever,'" Bob Shipley, who coached his son at Burnet, said in Saturday's Austin American-Statesman.


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