"We are really fortunate that they found this at this time of the year and not closer to the season," said Head Coach Mack Brown. "Vince should have a full recovery and be ready when preseason drills begin in August."
The 6-5, 225-pounder became the first Longhorn player to throw for 1,000 yards (1,155 yards/No. 5 on the UT all-time freshman list) and rush for 900 (998/No. 2 on the UT all-time freshman chart) en route to Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honors as a redshirt freshman last season. He came up just short of becoming the third freshman in NCAA history to pass and run for 1,000 yards in a season. Young completed 84-of-143 passes, tossed six TD passes (No. 5 on the UT freshman list) and ran for 11 TDs (No. 2 on the UT freshman chart) in 2003.
"It was just a minor surgery that I needed to get taken care of," Young said. "Although I wasn't really looking forward to it, I'm happy that I was able to get it done now so I can begin healing and getting back into workouts with my teammates as soon as possible. I want everyone to know, and especially the fans, that I'll be ready to go when we start preseason practices. I can't wait to get the season started. I'll I can say is I'm glad the surgery is over and Hook 'em Horns."
Texas reports for preseason workouts on Monday, Aug. 9. Texas opens the 2004 season on Sat., Sept. 4 against North Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.