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Oklahoma Sooners Football — Lincoln Riley on Trey Sermon injury: “I don’t think it’s serious”

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I seems like Oklahoma fans can all breathe a sigh of relief.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In the early moments of the Spring Game, Oklahoma Sooners fans were given an enormous scare when running back Trey Sermon was tackled awkwardly and suffered what appeared to be a leg injury. Details were scarce, but it looked bad at the time and appeared to prevent Sermon from putting weight on the leg.

Fortunately it seems as if the injury is not particularly serious, at least not according to Lincoln Riley.

As a true freshman in 2017, Sermon rushed for 744 yards and five touchdowns on 121 carries. The former four-star recruit out of Marietta, Ga., was mature beyond his years last season, demonstrating patience as a runner, thriving as a pass blocker and regularly making big plays for the offense. He figures to be Oklahoma’s No. 2 back behind Rodney Anderson in 2018, so this would be a big loss if it ends up being more serious than expected. Luckily, Riley has now provided us with some reason for optimism on that front.

Oklahoma’s white team (Team Peterson) defeated the red team (Team Williams) by a score of 10-9 when red QB Austin Kendall and the offense failed to convert a two-point conversion in the second overtime. Scores were only kept in the first half of the game.