MLB Austin Box went down with an injury Saturday night in the Bedlam game, and he will be sidelined for the Big 12 Championship.
"Very similar sprain to what Auston English had, so he will be out three to four weeks," Coach Stoops informed.
There is a possibility that he could be back in time for the Sooners bowl game.
"For Austin Box the bowl game – that is too far out (to predict)."
Will JuCo transfer Mike Balogun get the nod at MLB?
"Yes," Stoops confirmed.
"Auston English is possible for this game," Stoops relayed.
Frank Alexander has been playing well in English's absence, so it would only make sense that the staff will most likely ease English back in to his role.
If you were watching the Bedlam contest you would not have thought there was anything wrong with Bradford at first glance, but there were a couple of miscues on the under center exchange.
Stoops admitted that a thumb injury played a big part in the snafus.
"He actually tore ligaments in his non throwing hand – his left hand - the third series of the game," Stoops confirmed. "In all likelihood he will have surgery after the Big 12 Championship game, but we will still be supporting him with some kind of soft cast so that he will be able to take snaps."
"That is why we dropped a couple of snaps. That is why we are in the shotgun the entire second half, because of the dislocation of the finger. He was still amazing in the way that he played."