OU's Travis Lewis says he won't play at Florida State
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
9/13/11 at 5:23 AM
Travis Lewis won't play against Florida State after all.
"Won't be playing this week ... Still another week away. Sorry Sooner fans," Lewis posted on Twitter.
Lewis, a senior linebacker at Oklahoma and the Sooners' leading tackler each of the previous three seasons, posted earlier Monday on his Twitter feed that he could be feeling up to Saturday's game in Tallahassee.
"For everyone that's asking...I'll let y'all know by the end of the day if (I'm) going to play this week," he wrote.
Lewis broke the sesamoid bone in his left foot during the first week of training camp. His original diagnosis was to miss eight weeks, but if he came back for this week's game against the No. 5 Seminoles, he will have been out five weeks.
Lewis posted on Twitter Sunday afternoon, "Toe feels amazing ... just finished jogging and feeling very very optimistic." Sunday night, he updated with, "I can walk and run, pain free without the toe hurting... all these equals GAME TIME!"
The sesamoid is a tiny, non-weight-bearing, almost fragment-like bone floating in the ligament that attaches to the big toe. Many people don't even have one, while some have two. OU head coach Bob Stoops said he suffered a similar injury when he played at Iowa and was able to play through the pain.
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