Bradford's Surgery a Success

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sam Bradford underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday morning in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews, widely recognized for his work on a number of athletes, performed the procedure.

The operation began at 10:10 a.m., and was completed by 10:45 a.m. The 2008 Heisman Trophy winner was back in his hospital room by 12:15 p.m.

"Dr. Andrews said it was just as we expected," said Sam's father, Kent, who was able to witness part of the operation. "It all looked great in the end and everyone seems to feel very good about it."

The elder Bradford said his son was experiencing some soreness, but was otherwise resting comfortably and had already regained his appetite.

"He was hungry and he's been eating so that's a good sign," Kent said.

The Oklahoma quarterback will go through a limited exercise session on Wednesday and expects to return to his home state sometime in the next 24-48 hours.

"The report we got was that everything went about as well as it could and obviously we're very happy for Sam and his family," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "We look forward to getting him back in Norman so that we can assist with his recovery and rehabilitation."

Bradford, a junior, said earlier this week that if his recovery proceeds as expected he will make himself available for the NFL Draft in April.

He holds 15 records at OU and also captured last year's Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback.


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