On Monday afternoon, Lincoln Riley released information concerning injuries heading into the opening week of college football. Knowing injuries are a part of the game, the Oklahoma Sooners must adjust throughout the duration of year. Fortunately, those expected to contribute early have yet to be ruled out.
First up, Charleston Rambo suffered a lower body setback and has been listed as questionable heading into the season opener. Stepping onto campus as a 4-star wide receiver, the Texas native redshirted. Growing into the role while learning the system, many fans were impressed with the performance Rambo turned in during the Spring Game. Elevating himself, the RS Freshman began competing for playing time. Yet, Rambo must make progress in coming off this injury in order to receive the green light on Saturday.
Sam Iheke joined the list of injured players after suffering an ankle issue. However, the outlook isn’t quite the same for this receiver. At this current point in time, Iheke likely misses the first half of the season. During the press conference, Riley made it clear that the coaching staff expects the wide receiver to be available during the latter half of the year.
Last but not least, Joe Castiglione Jr. suffered a shoulder injury forcing the junior to the sideline for the entire season. A fullback, many Sooner fans recognize the name Castiglione for obvious reasons. Yet, the junior made his college football debut last year. Hoping to build upon the progress, the Norman native must now sit out the year to recover.