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Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

Posted on: September 7, 2009 11:24 am
Edited on: September 7, 2009 11:35 am

Sam Bradford has a Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain and evaluation of the injury could be "fairly long process, probably a week or two," Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said on Monday's Big 12 conference call.

One medical web site describes a Grade 2 spain as "partial tearing of ligament and capsular tissue" with mild instability in the joint. Grade 3 is described as, "severe or complete tearing of ligament and capsular tissue," with significant instability of the joint.

"A lot depends on how he heals," Stoops added. "It's going to be a while before we know what the plan will be."

Treatment options include rest, icing of the injured area, followed by rehab. The web site stated that surgery is "rarely needed" in such cases. Stoops' revelation is the most detailed description of Bradford's injury since he went down Saturday night against BYU.

Oklahoma is also expected to be missing tight end Jermaine Gresham who was out Saturday because of a knee injury. Gresham is reportedly considering surgery as an option.

"Same kind of thing," Stoops said. "We'll have an idea hopefully in a few days, what the doctors say and what Jermaine feels is best to do."

Category: NCAAF
Tags: BYU, Oklahoma

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 12:17 pm

Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

Too bad for the sooners.  Hope other teams do not embarass them by running up the scores on them.  That would be classless and we all know Stoops has a ton of class when it comes to not embarassing other teams. 

What goes around, comes around. 

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 12:16 pm

Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

"BYU was on a mission"

That's funny

Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 12:09 pm

Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

What a shame. It's easy to second guess the decision to stay in school, for both Bradford and Gresham. Hopefully they are both able to return and contribute at some point this season.

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 11:51 am

Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 11:33 am

Bradford has Grade 2 or 3 shoulder sprain

Oklahomas' coaches are getting fat, slow and arrogant and Bradford paid for the coaching staff not reacting to the attack on the QB.  Three straight times Bradford was decked by an unblocked tackler coming from the same gap. On the third time Bradford was injured.  Jones got one fit from an unblocked tackler then the staff realized they were not addressing the problem.  Stoops need to put the fear of god in those assistants and quick!  Tao Sun would say take a head or two but Stoops will yap yap yap!  What a waist.   (Tao Sun: The Art of War , read a book)

BYU was on a mission and Oklahoma was simply playing a game and it showed.  It's like the bowl games of late: Sooner play it by the book while Boise and BYU innovate!  I love OU football and I like Stoops but he needs to get his head out his a**!    He needs to bonce the offensive line coach hard and the offensive coordinator hard!!  I mean real hard, like get 'r done or get out.  Sure the line is young but the coaches did not see the game as it was unfolding. 


Also, why is/are the coach(s) calling the plays always second guessing himself?  The HURRY-UP is just that, HURRY-UP.  When they stop the action to change the play it is counter productive.   Yes, it freezes defensive substutions but it allows the defence to adjust and think.  The huury-up is meant to wear down the defense and create chaos.  Again a problem with the coaching staff and Stoops allowing incompetence!  Against both Texas and Florida last year, the second guessing, I feel, cost OU the games!

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