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Tulsa's Kinne out 2-4 weeks

Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: September 19, 2011 11:48 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Odds are that you didn't watch Tulsa's game against Oklahoma State this weekend. That's because the game did not start until after midnight local time thanks to storms in the area delaying the game for more than three hours. Tulsa would lose the game 59-33 but it wasn't the only loss the Golden Hurricanes suffered in the contest.

Quarterback G.J. Kinne left the game after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter and never returned. Kinne had scrambled for a 23-yard gain before he was hit late out of bounds by Oklahoma State's Daytawion Lowe, drawing a 15-yard personal foul penalty. It was then discovered on Sunday afternoon that Kinne had suffered a Grade II MCL tear in his left knee, and he's going to miss two to four weeks.

“(After 2-4 weeks), you can heal enough where you can put someone in a brace and play them safely,” Keith Stanley, a sports medicine physician at Tulsa Bone and Joint Associates told the Tulsa World. “You still have to be reevaluated because people heal at different rates. It can be two weeks or four weeks. Occasionally, it will take longer.” 

Kinne had thrown for 525 yards and 5 touchdowns this season before suffering the injury, and he's coming off a season in which he threw for 3,650 yards and 31 touchdowns for Tulsa. He'll be replaced by freshman Kalen Henderson, who completed 6 of 20 passes for 104 yards with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions after stepping in for Kinne on Sunday morning.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 5:30 am

Tulsa's Kinne out 2-4 weeks

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Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:07 pm

Tulsa's Kinne out 2-4 weeks

Make Daytawion Lowe sit out as long as Kinne is out for.  That will make him think twice before hitting late again.  To me, this is more obvious to the players that it is wrong than a hit on the qb after he throws or a hit on a receiver but the game does move fast either way. 

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