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Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:04 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Life in the college football world is hard enough when you've already got the #1 appearing next to your school, but life just got a bit tougher for Oklahoma. According to senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman, linebacker Travis Lewis suffered a broken bone in his foot during practice on Monday and is going to be out for eight weeks.



This is a major loss for the Oklahoma defense, as the All-American has led the Sooners in tackles the last three seasons. Lewis has also had 6 sacks and 8 interceptions to go along with the 362 tackles he's made in his first three seasons with the Sooners. In other words, he's not the type of player you can just replace.

"We're disappointed for Travis," said Bob Stoops. "He has worked very hard and I know he'll want to get back as quickly as possible.

"We'll adapt in the meantime. We've recruited very well and have some excellent athletes in those positions. I'm confident that those players will perform well." 

If there's any good news for Lewis it's that the foot will not require surgery.
Comments

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Frownhere we go again mr injuries at ou's door who is next the qb lord lord let's don't even say that it;s going to be tough enough winning game's without loseing player's.



Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Great attitude, Spin-This is OUr season!



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

lewis should be back for texass. corey nelson will move to lewis' position. tom wort will be more than adequate in the middle, and tony jefferson and joe abiloye will both play the outside backer/ nickel back position like last year. daniel franklin and jaydan bird have experience as often used backups at both lewis' and wort's spots. ronnel lewis could also go back to linebacker from defensive end, due to ou's depth there. lewis is pretty good but the linebacking is still in good hands.



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

CHAMPIONS Perservere.  At least the staff has time to adjust and get experience in there right away.  Time to step it up boys, Travis will be back.




Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

I just hope Ronnell is eligible this season.  Also, Nelson should be fine, as he has experience from last year, and is very athletic.  I'm more worried about no depth at Middle Linebacker, but I'm hoping Wort will settle down this year and play smarter instead of trying to fire off and overpursue so much.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Look for Ronnell Lewis to step it up.



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Bad news for OU.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Oklahoma loses Travis Lewis for 8 weeks

Are you kidding me? First, Prince Amukamara and now Travis Lewis!Yell


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