Thanks to the hard work and more importantly the FREE story over on SoonerScoop, news broke this morning that Class of 2012 signee, athlete Daniel Brooks, has suffered a torn ACL. According to Brooks' father, who SoonerScoop spoke with and confirmed the rumors that had been floating around, the injury occurred during a recent track meet.
"Yes, he tore it long jumping", his father, Tony Brooks, said of the injury suffered on March 2 at the Rockdale relays. "Daniel wasn't supposed to be jumping but decided to compete in the long jump. On his first and only jump, he landed and the sand never gave. His knee locked, hyper-extended, and he fell over in pain grabbing his right knee", his father said. - SoonerScoop
Obviously very disappointing news for the talented young man, who while technically listed as an "athlete" by recruiting services was going to come in as a running back for the Sooners. He's a player that would have benefited from a redshirt season in my opinion, but clearly no one wanted that to come about in this manner.
There can never really be a silver lining in stuff like this, but reading the final quote in the SoonerScoop story is more than a little encouraging in spite of the disappointing news.
"The shock is over and we're all in very good spirits! We know he'll recover, God & Coach (Bob) Stoops have big plans for Daniel and the entire Sooner nation! Boomer Sooner Baby!"
Sooner Nation wishes you a speedy recovery Daniel!