Injury Report: Oct. 18

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners appear to have a lot of guys banged up following the Kansas game, but head coach Bob Stoops at least gave a semi-positive statement about it in his weekly Tuesday press conference.

"I believe most all of those guys will play this week, so we'll see later in the week," Stoops said. "Right now, there isn't anybody that's out for sure yet. If or when someone is, that's my case as I usually [do], I'll say so."

Linebacker Tom Wort suffered an apparent concussion in that game against Kansas.

Linebacker Corey Nelson smashed his hand and wrist into the turf, but outside of a bruise and some pain, there's no broken bone.

Running back Roy Finch was also battered on a play, but he should be fine as well.

"Yeah, well he practiced yesterday, so we expect him to be okay," Stoops said. "You know, if he isn't, I'll let you know at the end of the week. But I expect him to be if that means anything."

Outside of those guys, some other injuries of note are on the offensive line, where Stephen Good also suffered a concussion and actually did not play and center Ben Habern is still out with a broken arm.

"Yeah, he just sustained something in practice that we thought would clear up, you know, by Friday, Saturday and they just didn't feel he had," Stoops said concerning Good. "However they make those judgments that [he's ready], they just felt he shouldn't play."

He should be ready for Texas Tech this weekend, however.

"Not sure, so we'll see; I imagine he'll be fine," Stoops said.

With respect to Habern, Stoops said he approached him last week to gauge his progress and the 6-foot-4, 292-pound center told him he wasn't very close to a return.

"He goes, ‘Coach, I'm not even within two to three weeks,'" Stoops said. "So, I don't start asking them until it gets about the week they're supposed to be playing. So, he's still a ways away."

That's the latest for now.

When more injury news becomes available, Sooners Illustrated will be right on top of it, so stay tuned.

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