Garrett Gilbert was to start off the Texas Longhorns' season as a successful starter at quarterback. However, his junior year has collapsed and it couldn't get any worse.

After being demoted to third-string behind Case McCoy and David Ash, Gilbert is now out for the remainder of the season after having surgery on his shoulder.

"The injury appeared to occur during the [season-opening] Rice game," Texas trainer Kenny Boyd said. "He had symptoms, but was not affected in practice leading up to BYU. After that, it got progressively worse. We did an MRI on the shoulder last week, and after our medical staff looked at the results, we recommended that he have surgery. He spent some time talking with his family and they agreed that was the route they wanted to go."

Gilbert started every game in his sophomore year, but he struggled. Many were wondering if Gilbert had the skills to take over, or how long it will take until McCoy comes in. It didn't take long as McCoy was finally named starter after only two games.

Gilbert explained of why he had the surgery, as told to the Associated Press.

"My shoulder was getting progressively worse and when the doctors did an MRI last week, their recommendation was for me to get it fixed. That's why I decided to have the surgery now, so I can get it taken care of, start my rehab and be healthy and ready to go for next year."
McCoy struggled this season, going 15-of-31 for 247 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions to end his junior year. 


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