An Oklahoma City television station reported at noon Thursday that All-America tight end Jermaine Gresham will not play in the season-opening game Saturday against BYU, although as yet there is no official confirmation.
Two Web sites have reported that Gresham suffered some kind of a meniscus injury to his knee. OUInsider.com reported he was hurt near the end of Wednesday's practice and did not practice the next day, although he was on the sideline without crutches or a brace and that his status for Saturday is unknown.
Gresham's injury could influence OU's plans to start cross-trained tight end Brody Eldridge at center, although the Sooners have three other tight ends who were scheduled to split time in Eldridge's former spot. Repeated phone calls and texts seeking confirmation have not been answered, but that could be because Gresham is being examined today to determine the seriousness of the injury.
-- Mike Jones