Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks has suffered his second consecutive season-ending injury early into the Longhorns' season.
Texas said the junior linebacker Hicks would miss the rest of the year to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon suffered in Saturday night's 31-21 victory over Kansas State.
The injury is a big blow for a Longhorns defense that seemed to be regaining its stride after a horrid start to the season. Hicks was leading the team in tackles with 41, and he was one of the unit's leaders.
The defense is two weeks removed from a horrendous performance against BYU, in which it allowed 550 passing yards. That performance helped get defensive coordinator Manny Diaz fired the next day and replaced by Greg Robinson. Texas allowed 390 total yards against Kansas State on Saturday.
Hicks also missed the last 10 games of last season with a hip injury, and he was granted a medical redshirt.
Injury update: Junior LB Jordan Hicks will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and miss the remainder of the season. — MBTexasFootball (@MBTexasFootball) September 22, 2013