The Texas Longhorns are without point guard Javan Felix as they continue to practice in preparation for their season opener against the Mercer Bears on November 8. Felix had surgery to fix a problem with his left hip, but the team wouldn’t disclose much more than that, according to the Associated Press.
Athletic trainer Eric Fry did not disclose the nature of the injury or when it happened. Fry said Wednesday that Felix had surgery on Oct. 1 and is expected to make a full recovery. He said there was no specific timetable for Felix’s return.
Before signing with the Longhorns last season, Felix was viewed by ESPN’s Recruiting Nation as a four star recruit.
Felix, who is from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, averaged 6.8 points, 4.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game for the Longhorns last season. The 5’10, 190 lb. point guard made 23 stars. He shot 35.4% from the field, 25.5% from beyond the arc and 78.9% from the free throw line. The Longhorns struggled to a 16-18 record and a first round exit in the CBI tournament.