— The Sports Xchange —
Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery for a torn adductor muscle in his hip and abdomen area, the school announced.
Buechele, who will have surgery Thursday, sustained the injury during the first half of the Longhorns’ 33-16 win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. He is expected to return in time for the start of spring practice on March 5.
Buechele started all 12 games as a true freshman in 2016 before injuries forced him to split starts with freshman Sam Ehlinger in 2017.
The sophomore started the season opener before sitting out the next two games with a bruised throwing shoulder. He returned to the starting lineup in Week 5 before sustaining an ankle injury versus Iowa State.
Buechele completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,405 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions while also rushing for a pair of scores in 2017.