One non-playing member of the Texas Longhorns football program is recovering from a surgical procedure a few months in the making.
During summer camp last year, Bryan Carrington was injured in a car wreck. In a lengthy Twitter post Tuesday morning, Carrington explained that he recently underwent surgery to repair damage to his hips. Per Carrington, he “tore both of my labrums that surround my hips” in that automobile accident.
Despite the injuries, Carrington continued his duties as the recruiting director for the Longhorns. The staffer stated that he had “postponed my surgery until after the February signing period.”
I’ve been sleeping in and out and on medication for the last 24 hours, so I apologize I haven’t made an update sooner. Long story short, when I was 13, I broke both of my hips, also dislocating the right. Doctors put one screw into my left hip and two in my right hip. After an 18-week rehab, I was fully healed and free of any complications. I went on to letter in four sports in high school. This past August I was in a car accident that gave me a plethora of complications. It tore both of my labrums that surround my hips, which was painful and made me very unstable standing or sitting. I had trouble positioning myself to be comfortable when sitting, laying down or driving. I couldn’t stand or sit for long periods of time without pain and discomfort. I basically felt immobile and handicapped in my lower extremities.
“Similarly to athletes, I fought through the pain, discomfort, psychological and emotional stress for the [duration] of the season and postponed my surgery until after the February signing period. Yesterday, I had hip arthroscopy on my right leg with labral repair and osteoplasty to remove the impingements. Despite the hardships, I remain positive and in good spirits. I’ll be back better than ever. Thanks again.
Carrington was hired away from Houston not long after Tom Herman was named head coach in November of 2016. This past National Signing Day, Texas Longhorns football finished with the top-ranked class in the Big 12 and the No. 9 group nationally on the 247Sports.com composite board.