This week, the Oklahoma Sooners will head to Dallas, Texas for their annual Red River Rivalry face-off with the rival Texas Longhorns. The Sooners are undefeated thus far and should, by all rights, have no problem putting the proverbial dagger into the career of Mack Brown this weekend by trouncing the lowly ‘Horns.
But, they’re going to have to do it–as well as go through the entire rest of the season–without one of their key players on defense.
Linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the win over TCU on Saturday, which is going to require surgery, effectively ending the senior’s season.
The university recently issued a statement regarding the injury:
University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops confirmed Sunday that senior linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday’s win vs. TCU. Stoops indicated that Nelson is currently scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday that will likely cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
The Dallas, Texas, native registered 27 tackles (13 solo), along with a 24-yard interception return TD, four pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and a sack through the first five games of the year. A prep standout at Skyline High School in Dallas, Nelson was voted by his teammates as a defensive captain in 2013 along with senior cornerback Aaron Colvin.