Jake Smith suffers foot injury

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The first day of football practice is often a time of tremendous optimism. That optimism can be muted as injuries are always a possibility in a brutal sport.

Texas may have lost one if its top receiver options during Steve Sarkisian’s first practice as UT’s head coach. He mentioned during his Tuesday press conference that Jake Smith left practice with what he believes is a broken foot.

“We’ll assess that,” Sarkisian said. “I don’t know exactly how long he’ll be out.”

Smith’s 2020 season was dotted by injury problems stemming from a hamstring issue. He was able to play in seven games and started six, catching 23 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns.

Fellow receivers Jordan Whittington, Joshua Moore, and Kelvontay Dixon, along with several others, will need to step in for the third-year receiver from Arizona.