— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 19, 2016
Not all of the news that came from Thursday’s intrasquad scrimmage was good. The joy of hearing that guys like Jeffery Mead and Jordan Smallwood were coming along as real contributors in the offense was silenced on Friday evening when the above news was Tweeted out by Mike Houck the Oklahoma Football Department.
Anderson, you’ll remember, suffered a season-ending knee injury last season at Tennessee and has now been put on the shelf again. He had put a ton of work in to not only returning healthy to the football program but also working his way into the rotation to see some playing time this fall.
“I hate it for Rodney,” Bob Stoops said in a release on SoonerSports.com. “It didn’t appear to be much of an injury at the time and there’s no paralysis or anything like that. But we found out this afternoon that he will be out for the year. Rodney is a strong guy and will rebound from this just like he came back after missing most of last season. He was practicing exceptionally well and had positioned himself to have a role in this year’s offense.”
Anderson was set to provide some solid relief behind starters Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. His injury was the only significant one of Oklahoma’s fall camp, which concluded on Friday.