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Sooner Sports Notebook - September 4th

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Obviously, the big news is that stud TE Jermaine Gresham is out for the BYU game. It would figure that it would take something like this to happen for ESPN to finally cover the Sooners, and they mentioned this injury on about a 10-15 minute basis yesterday. Here are some opinions on the matter:

  • Dr. Saturday blog says to chalk up another one for "getting out while the gettin's good".
  • Tulsa World recaps the entire situation and who will replace Gresham.
  • The Norman Transcript says Gresham had no limp as of Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, I doubt we'll get anything solid as far as a recovery time from anyone on the coaching staff in the near future. So I did a little digging to try and find the standard recovery time for a cartilage tear/injury in a knee:
  • 4-6 weeks according to some people on this tennis message board.
  • good rundown on the entire process from this website, and it says there is usually an "activity restriction" of about 6 weeks with the surgery option (I guess if it's really that bad).
  • This website seems to indicate that if you have surgery you'll be on crutches for a few weeks and then rehab will take awhile. If the injury is less severe, you could be back to normal pretty quick.
  • Three months if you want to trust WikiAnswers.

Of course, we have no way of knowing how severe the injury is, and we have no idea if "cartilage damage" means a small problem, or a major tear. From all of the links above, it seems like the extent of the injury plays a big role in determining recovery time.

More stuff after the jump!

Murray In Midseason Form

Let's hope so. Here's a little gem from the Tulsa World:

"I don't know if he's full go, like he'd say, 'Hey I'm a thousand percent,' " said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "But I think he's kind of at midseason form, whereas last year it took us until game six, seven or eight." 

A Little Message For The Doubters of the Offensive Line

From Kevin Wilson:

"Let's see, right now we've got two fifth-year guys and two fourth-year guys starting. That's not bad for this rookie line we got"

Other News

 

  • OU Women's Soccer, already with an unblemished 4-0 record, adds a talented player from England to their roster, starting tonight.
  • Men's basketball released their 2009-2010 schedule. It includes trips to VCU, Gonzaga, Utah, and Kansas - all tournament teams last year. They also host Arkansas and Arizona in consecutive home games in Norman.
  • Men's basketball picked up a transfer who will start playing in the 2010-2011 season, having to sit out a season for the transfer.