The Oklahoma Sooners suffered defeat while losing starting point guard, Jordan Woodard, to injury. Returning to Norman, the senior received a re-evaluation medically and the news could not have been worse. Tearing the ACL in his right knee, Woodard will undergo surgery while missing the remainder of the season.
— Jordan Woodard (@jwood__10) February 13, 2017
During his career, the Oklahoma native received a starting role in 124 games. Playing in a total of 125, Woodard averaged 11.5 points alongside 3.8 assists over 29.9 minutes per outing. However, according to Sooner Sports, he’ll become the only player in school history to hit over 400 free throws sporting better than an 80% conversion rate.
Following the news, Lon Kruger said this: “We are so grateful for Jordan and what he has brought to our program the past four seasons. The work ethic, determination and dedication he has displayed throughout his career have been key factors to our success and growth as a team. It is unfortunate to lose him for the conclusion of the season and his collegiate career. We will continue to support Jordan and use our resources to aid him in the recovery process.”
He’ll certainly be missed amongst a young squad who desperately needs a leader with experience.