Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gresham Out?

It has been confirmed earlier today that Oklahoma's dominant tight-end Jermaine Gresham will be sidelined for the game against BYU in Dallas this weekend. This raises the question of how long Gresham will actually be out with what is currently be talked about at a knee injury. More importantly in the minds of Oklahoma fans, will Gresham be ready for the Red River Rivalry in Dallas? 

Right now those who are "in the know" are saying that Gresham has suffered a right knee injury with definite carlalige damage and could have suffered damage to the miniscus as well. This means, more than likely, Gresham will be out 4-6 weeks after getting his knee scoped and giving plenty of time to heal. Those of you who know Oklahoma's schedule realize that the showdown in Dallas comes in a little over six weeks, which would make Gresham's return likely. But, as Sooner fans will remember with DeMarco Murray, coming back from a knee injury isn't easy. 

Gresham's injury also raises questions at the tight-end position. Brody Eldridge was moved to Center earlier this week which means that Sophomore TE Trent Ratterree will be seeing alot of the field Saturday. Sooner fans will also see a lot of Sophomore TE James Hanna, who has proved himself to be a target not unlike Gresham. The Sooners likely will not struggle with the Cougars on Saturday, so there is no need for Oklahoma fans to panic yet. But if Bradford's biggest target isn't 100% by October 10th the Sooners will be hurting against the Longhorns.

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