AUSTIN (AP) - Texas receiver Limas Sweed's sprained left wrist
is still wrapped in a bandage for support. But the senior says it
is healed enough to play Saturday in Number 4 Texas' season opener
against Arkansas State.
That's good news for the Longhorns, who have seen their deep and talented pool of receivers thinned by preseason injuries.
Sweed, the former Brenham Cub, sprained his wrist, senior Billy Pittman is out for the
first game with a shoulder injury and Jordan Shipley is doubtful
with a tender hamstring. Those three combined for 96 catches and 20
touchdowns last season.
Sweed caught 46 passes for 801 yards and with a school record 12 TDs last season, he was one of the nation's best deep threats.
Coach Mack Brown called Sweed "probable" for the game and
Sweed was willing to accept any term the coach wanted to use, if it
wasn't quite as strong as Sweed would have wanted. But there was
little doubt Sweed plans to be on the field.