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Source: Cole Hutson expected to miss spring practice

Bobby Burton01/13/23
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Cole Hutson (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Starting offensive guard Cole Hutson underwent surgery on Monday to repair a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder, Inside Texas has learned.

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I am told the early prognosis is that the surgery was successful. Hutson will likely be rehabbing until early May, which means he will miss spring practice.

Hutson played through the injury all season long while starting all 13 games for the Horns as a true freshman.

In a rare feat, all five offensive lineman who started the season’s first game against Louisiana-Monroe, including Hutson, eventually started every game this year.

The news is interesting for the Horns. Hutson is one of the more versatile players on the Texas offensive front. He can play either guard spot, as well as work at center.

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His injury and subsequent rehab likely means more spring repetitions for fellow freshman DJ Campbell and Neto Umeozulu at both guard spots this spring.

Prior to the season, Hutson was named to ESPN’s preseason true freshman All-American team. In his 13 starts, Hutson played a total of 781 snaps with 770 of them coming at right guard. The remaining handful of snaps were at left guard.

According to Pro Football Focus, Hutson allowed one sack, four quarterback hits, and 19 hurries all season. He was assessed with only four penalties. His highest graded game was versus West Virginia, when he posted a 63.6 grade.

Hutson was the only member of Texas’ seven-man 2022 O-line class to enrolle early. He was ranked as the No. 413 overall prospect, the No. 29 interior offensive lineman, and the No. 63 player in Texas according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally-weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. On3 ranked Hutson as the No. 44 interior offensive lineman and the No. 112 prospect in Texas.