Oklahoma State announced a bit of bad news in the wake of their 44-7 victory over South Alabama on Friday night. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Kevin Henry is likely out for the remainder of the season following an injury in Thursday’s practice. According to OSU Head Coach Mike Gundy, Henry suffered the injury in a non-contact portion of practice.
After taking a redshirt in 2015, Henry participated in 13 games in 2016. He recorded a season-high 5 tackles against Texas Tech and his first career interception against West Virginia. In last week’s season opening 59-24 win over Tulsa, he registered six tackles with one coming for loss.
To complicate matters even more, sophomore linebacker Calvin Bundage was ejected during the third quarter of Friday’s game at South Alabama on a targeting penalty. Bundage was flagged when he lowered to tackle Jaguars running back Tra Minter and made helmet-to-helmet contact.
The penalty, and subsequent ejection, makes Bunday unavailable for the first half of Oklahoma State’s game at Pittsburgh next Saturday. Bundage was filling in for Kenneth Edison-McGruder who missed the game with an injury sustained in practice as well.
Needless to say, linebacker depth suddenly becomes an issue as the Pokes look to their trip to Pitt.