Lineman could be out for season

Senior offensive lineman Brad Davis could be back in time for Oklahoma's Bowl (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

When it rains it pours.

Oklahoma not only lost their No. 1 ranking and possible shot at the national championship Saturday in College Station, but they may have also lost their best offensive lineman for the year as well.

Senior offensive guard Brad Davis will miss the next 6-8 weeks after breaking his right fibula in the Sooners' 30-26 loss to the Texas A&M.

Davis underwent successful surgery to repair the fibula Sunday morning.

"He was a great leader for us," said offensive coordinator Chuck Long. "He was really playing well. He led the team in knockdowns. We need someone to step up and take that leadership role."

Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops said Davis could still possibly return for the Sooners' bowl game. The injury is the same injury that hampered Rocky Calmus late in the 2000 season.

Offensive Line coach Kevin Wilson said redshirt freshmen Kelvin Chaisson will step into Davis' spot. Chaisson will be backed up by Jarrod Barclay. True Freshmen Davin Joseph will continue to split time with Mike Skinner at the other guard spot.

"Kelvin Chaisson got in the game and did well and Davin Joseph is improving every week," said Long. "I thought they stepped in and played well. We have confidence in our other guys."

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