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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Lincoln Riley confirms Nick Basquine injury reports

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The Oklahoma wide receiver, who had 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns in 2016, is out with an injury suffered during practice.

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Yesterday afternoon, The Football Brainiacs, Sooners Illustrated, Ruf Writers and others reported that Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Nick Basquine suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed the news on Saturday at OU’s media day.

Basquine, who is a former walk-on, had 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. He was expected to play a role in the slot for Oklahoma again in 2017, but guys like Mykel Jones and Charleston Rambo be the primary contributors inside. Riley also mentioned walk-on Lee Morris as someone who could potentially earn playing time in the slot.

Basquine’s story really is inspiring, so this is just awful news to hear. It’s never good when a guy who works his butt off for the opportunity to play at Oklahoma has it taken away by something that is completely out of his control. We wish Nick a speedy recovery from his injury, and we hope to see him on the field for the Sooners in 2018.