Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Oklahoma suffers yet another loss along the offensive line in what has proven to be a nightmare of a season for the big uglies up front.
There were rumors on Sunday about the injury to Daryl Williams and according to a SoonerScoop.com source ($), those rumors have been confirmed. The Oklahoma starting right tackle will reportedly miss the remainder of the regular season with a sprained MCL in his knee as well as a sprained ankle. We expect to learn more at Bob Stoops' press conference Monday afternoon, but for now there is no reason to doubt the report from Sooner Scoop, who has a well earned reputation of only reporting that which they receive from trusted sources.
The injury occurred early in the game against West Virginia when his leg was rolled up on from behind on a running play. It didn't look good on television when it happened and this news Sunday night only confirmed what many of us saw during the broadcast.
It's certainly unfortunate and only lessens the depth this Oklahoma offensive line did not have. Fortunately, tackle is the one position the Sooners could afford to lose a player to injury, if that is even an appropriate way to phrase it. With Lane Johnson and Tyrus Thompson both having started and receiving significant snaps all season, Oklahoma should be alright for the most part.
Still, losing a significant contributor heading into Bedlam week could never be construed as a good thing. Next man up as the kids say.