UPDATE: Toby Rowland on Sportstalk 1400 said Friday morning that he's been told Overton's injury is a forearm strain and not the elbow inflammation that was originally reported. Which, if there can be, is somewhat of a silver lining as anytime an elbow is mentioned with pitchers you start to get very worried.
#OU's Dillon Overton will miss the next 2-4 starts with inflammation in his elbow.— John Shinn (@john_shinn) April 25, 2013
Overton suffered the injury during a bullpen session on Tuesday.— John Shinn (@john_shinn) April 25, 2013
As first reported by John Shinn of the Norman Transcript, Oklahoma starter Dillon Overton could miss his next 2-4 starts after suffering an elbow injury Tuesday.
Anytime you lose a starter the caliber of Overton it would be a bad thing for your baseball team, but this is an Oklahoma team whose starting pitching has struggled mightily behind Overton and stud ace, Jonathan Gray. It's likely to be more of a group effort, much like with their Sunday starting spot, as they simply try to bridge the gap until Overton can return. Adam Choplick, Corey Copping, and Ralph Garza Jr. are the three most likely candidates to fill in for Overton while he is out with this elbow injury.
No word yet on who will move into Overton's Saturday night starting spot with the Sooners preparing to host a Texas Tech team this weekend in Norman.