As Oklahoma continues down a path that could end with a January trip to New Orleans, the Sooners could be without one of its top defensive backs for a couple of weeks.
Citing multiple unnamed sources, the Daily Oklahoman is reporting that starting cornerback Jamell Fleming underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week. It’s unclear when Fleming sustained the injury that forced the procedure.
As a result of the surgical procedure, the redshirt senior will likely miss this Saturday’s game against Texas Tech. Additionally, the paper reports that Fleming could miss the following week’s road game against unbeaten Kansas State as well.
OU has yet to offer any official word on Fleming’s status or availability for this weekend and beyond.
Fleming has started the past 19 games for the Sooners, including all six this season. He would likely be replaced in the starting lineup by sophomore Gabe Lynn.