OU's big victory takes its toll

Sooners could lose Darlington, Kasitati for Game 3 match-up vs. Tulsa

Oklahoma center Ty Darlington met with the media with a walking brace around his right leg, unwilling to say if he was injured or how long he might be out.

Right guard Nila Kasitati walked around the practice facility with a boot on his left foot.

The two senior members of an inexperienced offensive line could miss time. Both were banged up during a Tennessee game that neither would leave but took its physical toll.

“You're not coming out,” said Darlington, who added that the injury was 'nothing crazy'. “You've gotta drag me off.”

Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley pointed to Alex Dalton, Jonathan Alvarez and Erick Wren as potential replacements for Darlington.

“We’ve really worked hard to develop some depth behind Ty,” Riley said. “We’ll see how the week progresses.”

Kasitati was hurt in the second quarter but continued to play. Darlington hurt his leg in the fourth quarter but helped finished out the victory.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that there were a handful of players who didn’t practice Monday or might be held out to some extent the rest of the week because of the nature of the Sooners’ victory against the Volunteers.

“We’ll still work our normal Monday practice, and the rest of the week we’ll be like we always are,” he said. “We’re not gonna change anything. Those guys that had more snaps that are a little banged up, they won’t get quite as many (Monday), but the rest of the week they will. We’ll manage it like we always do.”

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