Longhorn Lineman Out for the Season

Longhorns guard Dockery out for season with torn ACL

AUSTIN (AP) _ U-T starting guard Cedric Dockery will miss the

rest of the season after tearing the A-C-L in his right knee.

Dockery will have to undergo reconstructive knee surgery to

repair the damage. He suffered the injury last week in the

Longhorns' 28-to-10 win against Oklahoma.

Dockery played in nine games as a backup guard during last

season's national championship run. This season, he started in all

six games for an offense that is ranked sixth nationally in scoring

and 19th in rushing.

Dockery says he will continue to support his teammates and hopes

to be back in time for next season.

Texas plays at home against Baylor tomorrow and they might be

without three regular defensive starters. Safety Marcus Griffin,

cornerback Tarell Brown, and defensive tackle Frank Okam are all

questionable because of various injuries.