Bradford won't play against TU
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
9/16/09 at 7:03 PM
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday formally ruled out Sam Bradford for Saturday's game against Tulsa.
During his press luncheon on Tuesday, Stoops was asked about Bradford's progress coming back from a separated shoulder, and Stoops quickly replied, "I'm not even going to go there," fearing that discussing Bradford's rehab schedule would only fuel speculation.
Instead, it was Stoops' comments that fueled speculation on talk radio and message boards Wednesday — speculation that either Bradford is progressing faster than anticipated and may play against Tulsa, or that Bradford's injury is worse than first feared and he may be out longer than the original prognosis of 2-4 weeks.
After practice Wednesday, Stoops told reporters that Bradford won't play against TU, but declined to discuss specifics of Bradford's rehab or return schedule.
Sam Bradford standing by the team bench with a shoulder wrap after leaving the game against Brigham Young. Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press