“I would think we would know here later in the week what Sam is able to handle and where we are with it,” Stoops said Monday morning.
He said he doubted the decision would go to game time.
“I would think it would be earlier than that,” he said. “We just have to feel comfortable that he feels healthy, that he is good enough to make the throws we need to make and he’s ready to do it.
“All his rehab to this point, everything has been positive.”
Stoops described Bradford’s weekend trip to Alabama to consult with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews as nothing more than a checkup and that he was not seeking a “clearance” to play as some had speculated about the visit.
“As much as anything [it was] an extra opinion,” Stoops said.
“Our [medical staff has] been awesome in their evaluations. When it first happened, they got multiple opinions and everybody’s were all pretty similar and felt our guys were definitely on the right track and doing the right things. And I think that was the outcome the other day as well.“Our doctors, through all the MRIs and everything, visited with many, many people, including Dr. Andrews.”
-- Mike Jones