Oklahoma All-America tight end Jermaine Gresham will miss Saturday's season-opening game against BYU because of a knee injury that could have further consequences.
Coach Bob Stoops acknowledged Thursday afternoon that Gresham suffered cartilage damage in his right knee this week and was being evaluated further. Stoops said Gresham, team doctors and the training staff are considering options "that could have a bearing on his return."
Gresham, who did not enter last spring's NFL Draft in order to return for his senior season, is a key player in the Sooners' offense. He caught 66 passes for 950 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a junior.
Apparently, Gresham's loss will not affect cross-trained tight end Brody Eldridge's move to center. Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said Flower Mound sophomore James Hanna and sophomore Trent Ratterree will head Saturday's TE depth chart.