During Bob Stoops' weekly press conference, he notified the media that All-American tight end Jermaine Gresham underwent a scope to determine the severity of the knee injury he sustained during practice last week.
While the results of the scope hadn't been determined at the time of the press conference (leading Stoops to speculate as to when Gresham might be able to return), doctors made the determination that Gresham required extended surgery to stitch together the cartilage in his knee.
The loss of Gresham for the season is a potentially catastrophic blow to the Sooners' offense. The All-American, who, when healthy rated as NFLDraftScout.com's 4th overall senior prospect for the 2010 NFL Draft, caught 66 passes for 950 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
Because Gresham played as a true freshman in 2006, he could elect to take a medical redshirt this season. Assuming he returns to health, he could re-emerge as a potential top ten prospect.
Should Gresham elect to leave school after this season anyway, it is quite possible that he'd still be a Top 100 selection. Certainly Gresham would have to clear the extensive medical testing that would happen at the Combine, but considering his talent and the relative success rate of today's knee surgeries, he remains a prospect scouts will be keeping an eye on.