Oklahoma interior defensive lineman Matt Romar is currently in concussion protocol. According to defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux, the injury apparently happened near the beginning of Oklahoma’s fall camp. “I think in day two he went down,” Thibodeaux said. “In those two days, he looked pretty dang good.”
You never want to see a player injured but there are two bits of good news for the Sooners in regards to this injury. First, because of the timing of the injury (several weeks ago), Romar is expected to be ready to go next week for practice and then the season opener against Houston. The second nugget of good news here is that Romar shares the defensive/nose guard rotation with Charles Walker and Matt Dimon. Should his return be unexpectedly delayed then the Sooners are still in good standing in the middle of the defensive line.
Romar is a redshirt junior who has played in twenty-four games during his first two seasons, with twelve starts last season.