Oklahoma’s leading receiver, Ryan Broyles, could return to action in a month or less, coach Bob Stoops said Monday morning.
“They have identified a fracture in his shoulder blade,” Stoops said. “[The medical staff’s] best estimate is somewhere between two to four weeks until he can return to play.”
That estimate is slightly more optimistic than the four-to-six week estimate offered Saturday night. Broyles was injured on the Sooners’ first series in a 21-20 loss at Miami after a 37-yard reception, OU’s longest play of the night.He entered the game with a national-best seven touchdowns on 22 receptions for 309 yards.
Stoops also said the yardstick would be the same as last week to determine if quarterback Sam Bradford would play Saturday against Baylor.“It’s making all the throws and making them comfortably, being able to execute the offense and make the throws he needs to make,” Stoops said. “And to be able to do them in a precise way and in a way that he is not aggravating [his right shoulder injury].
“I said that a week ago as well.”
-- Mike Jones