The Oklahoma Sooners entered the weekend with the status of a few players remaining up in the air. Exiting with a 3-0 record before the beginning of conference play, Lincoln Riley took the podium to address the media. Of course, the current status of those on injured list took center stage following the opening comments.
In the secondary, Will Johnson suffered an injury against Ohio State in week two. Giving way to a younger player, Johnson has not been seen on the field since sustaining the injury. On Monday, Coach Riley metioned that his status moving forward remains up in the air.
Robert Barnes — who entered the tOSU game in Johnson’s absence — was spotted in sweatpants on Saturday after being labeled as a game time decision. Leaving during the Ohio State game with an “unknown” injury, the staff made the decision to hold the talented freshman out against Tulane. Without a mention on the most recent depth chart, Barnes also remains questionable for the foreseeable future.
Du’Vonta Lampkin remains the last in question on the defensive side of the ball. Suspended for the opener, many though Lampkin would have made an appearance on the field by now. As it was revealed on Monday afternoon, the defensive tackle sat out due to academic issues stemming from the Spring.
Switcing gears to the offensive side of the ball, Cody Ford was also held out from competition on Saturday. The offensive lineman has struggled with injuries early in the season sidelining him. Although Ford’s injury has yet to be disclosed, Riley continues to label Ford’s status as “up in the air.”
Against Tulane, Mark Andrews seemed to reaggrevate a knee injury from earlier in the year. Missing time once again, it was clear the tight end was not quite at 100% for the game. Asked if it was a nagging issue, Riley answered the question with a quick “no” before stating Andrews should be 100% to open conference play.
Last but not least, AD Miller’s name surfaced during the weekly presser. Unfortunately for the receiver, a nagging injury from camp has held Miller out of competition. While the coaching staff doesn’t believe he’s ready to go this weekend, it was mentioned that he should be ready in a week or two from now!