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Texas Longhorns S PJ Locke Underwent Successful Hernia Surgery

Texas safety PJ Locke underwent surgery Wednesday for a sports hernia he sustained during spring football.

Junior defensive back PJ Locke has undergone successful surgery to repair a sports hernia. Texas media relations confirmed the news Thursday, stating Locke's injury was sustained during spring practice. 

The safety will face four to six weeks of rehab before he can rejoin the team for offseason summer workouts.

Locke is the second Texas Longhorns player diagnosed with "athletic pubalgia" this spring. Freshman DT D'Andre Christmas-Giles underwent the same surgical procedure in April after wrapping-up spring football.

Both surgeries were performed by a Philadelphia-based surgeon specializing in athletic pubalgia, more commonly known as sports hernia.

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