Monday, August 6, 2012

Oklahoma Offensive Lineman Suffers ACL Injury

Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Evans suffers season-ending ACL injury: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is staying positive even as training camp has brought a series of unfortunate twists.

Starting offensive guard Tyler Evans was getting an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of a knee injury he suffered at the start of camp, yet another blow to a Sooners squad that was already going to be without five other players for the upcoming season.

Stoops revealed after Monday's practice that Evans was running down the field during the Sooners' first practice of training camp Friday when he was hurt.

"It may be a ligament. It may be cartilage," Stoops said before the MRI was performed. "If it's cartilage, he gets a break -- or we get a break. If it's not, then it could be bad. Until you get the MRI, you don't know."

Evans is Oklahoma's most experienced lineman left after starting center Ben Habern gave up the sport just last week because of lingering neck and back issues. Evans, a senior, has 29 career starts and has been in the lineup for the past 13 games in a row. Habern, another senior, had started 30 games. (ESPN)
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