Injury Report: Nov. 29

NORMAN, Okla. — Good news comes way of the Sooners for a change this season.

The team's leading rusher with 18 tackles for loss, which ranks sixth nationally, defensive end Frank Alexander, is set to start this weekend in Bedlam after suffering a shoulder injury in the waning moments of a 26-6 win over Iowa State.

"Yes," said head coach Bob Stoops when asked on if he'll be in the starting lineup. "Well, it's only Tuesday, but that's how I project it."

That'll be a huge boost for Stoops and the Sooners up front as far as getting pressure on OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden.

In other news, running back Brandon Williams was walking with a limp after practice Monday evening, but it doesn't appear to be serious.

Fellow running back Roy Finch said Williams slightly sprained his ankle.

Stoops played dumb and insisted that he's just fine.

"Yeah. What? I never saw him limping," Stoops said. "You have better eyes than me, I guess. He was running out there today like crazy. He looked good. Thought I missed something coming off the field just now?"

With the slight sprain, Williams will still be good to go.

One guy who will absolutely not see the field is defensive end Ronnell Lewis.

Lewis, who ranks second on the team with his 13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, sprained his MCL at Baylor and still isn't ready for game action.

"I don't see that," Stoops said. "He said he wanted to, but it's [very unlikely]. He wants to, but that's not going to happen. You know, as much as he wants to, I don't think he'd ever be cleared. And it hurts more than he wants it to know. You know what I mean? Those things take awhile, so I don't see that happening."

Other than that, there are no additional injuries.

Slot receiver Ryan Broyles has underwent successful knee surgery after tearing his ACL against Texas A&M.

He has started rehab but doesn't expect to be ready by the combine.

"It's coming," Broyles said. "You know, see improvement every day. It gives me something to look forward to. [I'm] off my crutches, so that's a blessing."

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