Jaxon Shipley, the Longhorn wide receiver who led the team in receptions last season with 59, is listed as probable for the season opener Saturday against New Mexico State after spending training camp recovering from a hip injury that required what team officials called a procedure in the offseason.
Shipley, now a junior, gained 737 yards with his receptions last season, ranking second to Mike Davis on the team. Shipley’s six touchdown receptions were one fewer than Davis’ team-leading seven.
Marcus Johnson, a wideout who missed most of camp with a knee injury, is also listed as probable. Johnson, a sophomore, did not have a reception last season but impressed early in camp before the injury.
Another reserve wideout, Bryant Jackson, is out with a foot injury. Wideout Kendall Sanders, who was expected to start this season, will miss the opener while serving a one-game suspension because of an arrest in April for driving while intoxicated.
Others who are out: safeties Josh Turner (hip) and Kevin Vaccaro (ankle), and linebackers Demarco Cobbs (knee) and Deoundrei Davis (knee).