Oklahoma center Ben Habern will be lost for four to six weeks, school officials announced today, after undergoing surgery for a broken radius bone in his right arm. Habern, a junior from Argyle Liberty Christian, suffered the injury in Saturday’s 38-28 victory over Missouri. Habern (6-foot-2, 291 pounds) has started the last 17 games for the second-ranked Sooners (3-0, 1-0 in Big 12). Upon his return, Habern is expected to shift _ at least briefly _ to offensive guard. With a cast on the broken arm, Habern could play in four to six weeks. But he would not be able to play center, where he would be required to snap the ball with his right arm, until the arm is fully healed, which is expected to take six to eight weeks. Guard Gabe Ikard is expected to move to center during Habern's absence.
_ Jimmy Burch