"We're really disappointed for Jordan," Mack Brown said in a statement released through The University. "He was having a very good camp and it looked like he was going to be able to help us as a true freshman this season. It's unfortunate, but he is a really hard worker who we're looking forward to getting back on the field next year."
With Shipley sidelined for the season, Nathan Jones looks to be the true freshman wideout most likely to lose the 'shirt this fall. Like Shipley, his August work has been impressive.
The Texas coaches shuffled the receiver line-up a bit earlier this week by moving Brian Carter from back-up flanker to starting split end while Eric Enard made the opposite move, from split end to back-up flanker (behind starter Tony Jeffery). Then, during Thursday's abbreviated outdoor evening session, after Shipley's morning injury, Nate Jones ran QB-WR drills with the flankers following a dozen workouts at split end.
Through the last open practice of this week in 11-on-11 work, the Horns' top four wideouts remained Jeffery and Enard at flanker and Carter and Limas Sweed at split end, although Tyrell Gatewood's string of strong performances pushed him to the edge of earning a spot in that top four. Billy Pittman and Jones appeared to be the next two in the rotation.