During Saturday’s outing against the UTEP Miners, cornerback Jordan Parker suffered a knee injury. Forced to the sideline, the fans waited for an official ruling on the situation. Unfortunately, it’s a season ending injury for the youngster.
Head Coach Lincoln Riley says that sophomore CB Jordan Parker is out for the season with a knee injury suffered against UTEP.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 4, 2017
After starting eight games as a freshman, Parker found himself in a heated battle for the starting position with Parnell Motley. In the end it was Motley who found himself trotting out in the season opener as the starter. But, the expectation was for Parker to spell Motley without a drop-off in defensive coverage ability. With the announcement of the injury being season ending by nature, the Oklahoma Sooners secondary takes a hit depth wise.
Possessing two upperclassmen — one of which is senior Jordan Thomas — in the cornerback category, the coaching staff must find a replacement for the Parker sooner rather than later. A date with Ohio State looms and this group must remain at full strength.