Injury Report: Sept. 15

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners are heading into perhaps their biggest contest of the season, a trip to Tallahassee, Fla., for a Top Five matchup with the Florida State Seminoles, so will they have all their personnel for it?

Sooners Illustrated learned that the off week has allowed many players to heal up their injuries, but several were still battling them midweek.

Right tackle Daryl Williams, the most notable of players that suffered an injury in the season-opener, sprained his ankle against Tulsa and appeared to be on the mend but it didn't heal as quickly as expected.

He practiced Tuesday evening, but it wasn't good news.

"I did a little bit today, it didn't feel too well," Williams said.

He added at that time that he was unsure of whether he'll be a go this weekend against the No. 5 Seminoles.

"I'm not for sure," Williams said. "Whatever the coaches say, whatever the trainers say [I'll do]."

Since then, he has progressed, and it looks like he will play.

"Yeah, I think he will," said OU head coach Bob Stoops Wednesday evening.

If he's somehow unable to play, junior Lane Johnson, who saw some action last game after moving over from the defensive side of the ball in the off-season, will take over in his spot.

Still, the biggest news continues to be on the Travis Lewis front.

Lewis, who tweeted Sunday night that he was walking and running without pain, tweeted Monday that he would not play at FSU.

Head coach Bob Stoops reinforced that and even went a step further during his weekly Tuesday press conference, casting doubt on whether Lewis would even return for the Missouri game next week.

"Ask me next Monday if it's changed," Stoops said. "You know, that's not [decided yet]. You're going to ask me all different ways. I do not expect him to, but if the doctors change that, I'll say something."

Lewis did suit out in practice Tuesday evening but didn't participate much.

However, he was dressed out in full pads in OU's latest practice, indicating there's a chance he'll return not this weekend but a week from now against Missouri.

Meanwhile, offensive tackle Jarvis Jones' news is more positive at the onset, however.

"He's getting closer to possibly practicing next week," Stoops said. "Now, we'll see."

The Sooners could be with one, both or neither when they face Missouri, but neither certainly seems the case for the upcoming weekend.

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