Limas Sweed Undergoes Surgery

Longhorn senior wide receiver Limas Sweed underwent successful surgery to repair a ligament in his left wrist Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Thomas R. Hunt III, confirmed.

Limas Sweed played through the injury for the first six games of 2007 before he aggravated the wrist in the Oklahoma game and Longhorn team doctors advised him that surgery was his best option. He had posted 19 receptions for 306 yards and three TDs this season.

"We've been monitoring Limas' wrist injury closely throughout the season and visited with him quite a bit this afternoon (Monday, Oct. 8) after his most recent problems," Longhorn team physician Dr. Carey Windler said last week upon recommending the surgery. "He has had continuing problems with his wrist throughout the season. Since the injury has become more symptomatic and limiting, it has led us to recommend that he undergo surgery to repair it."

Hunt, who performed the operation, is the Director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in hand, elbow and wrist injuries.

In a release from Texas Athletics, Hunt said:

"Limas underwent reconstruction of the scapholunate ligament, which is a small ligament between the scaphoid bone and the lunate bone in his left wrist. His surgery is complete and everything went perfect. He did beautifully. We expect an excellent recovery."

A 2006 first-team All-Big 12 selection and 2007 preseason All-American, Sweed had started 39 consecutive games and caught a pass in 24 straight contests. For his career, the Brenham (Texas) High School product posted 124 receptions (No. 6 on UT¹s all-time list) for 1,915 yards (No. 5 on UT¹s all-time list) and 20 TDs (No. 2 on UT¹s all-time list), while averaging 33.3 yards per TD reception. He led the team with 46 catches for 801 yards and a school-record-tying 12 TDs in 2006. His streak of seven straight games with a TD catch that year tied Roy Williams' UT record.

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