Texas redshirt freshman linebacker Nic Redwine, who sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in last Saturday's Rice game, will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the 2005 season.
"I'm disappointed that I won't be able to play the rest of the year, but I plan on working hard and rehabbing, getting my surgery taken care of and coming back next year in the best shape possible," Redwine said. "I may not be on the field any more this year, but I'll still be with the team in spirit and helping support the guys every day."
Redwine saw action at both linebacker and on special teams in 2005 after spending the 2004 season redshirting.
Meanwhile, sophomore left tackle Tony Hills, Jonathan Scott's top backup at left tackle, hyperextended his right elbow against the Owls and is questionable for the Oct. 1 game at Missouri. Head coach Mack Brown said Wednesday that he is "hopeful" that the bye week will allow sufficient rest and rehabilitation time for Hills to return. Hills has been rotating in for Scott on every third offensive series.
If Hills misses that game, he would be replaced on the UT depth chart by either true freshman Adam Ulatoski or redshirt freshman Greg Dolan.